Accessibility for Justice: Accessibility as a tool for promoting justice in librarianship

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dc.contributor.author Rosen, Stephanie
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-06T15:45:53Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-06T15:45:53Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/152458
dc.description.abstract Recent critiques of diversity in higher education and librarianship by Stewart (2017), Hudson (2017), and Hathcock (2015) have encouraged a critical shift away from diversity talk and initiatives, towards attention to equity, anti-racism, and whiteness. They point out that diversity initiatives often fail to address deeper power imbalances, and they offer new language for the effort to make our institutions more just. This essay offers another term for that effort: accessibility. Linked to legal discourses of compliance on the one hand and to library values of access on the other, accessibility is rhetorically very useful. It is also historically complex and politically powerful. The Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) was achieved through coalitional activism that reflects the intersectional nature of disability and, because the law prohibits discrimination by design, it demands active design agendas that stand to benefit people with and without disabilities—and marginalized people in particular. Librarians committed to justice can use accessibility as a starting point to change our institutions. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.title Accessibility for Justice: Accessibility as a tool for promoting justice in librarianship en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Information and Library Science
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Social Sciences
dc.description.peerreviewed Peer Reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/152458/1/Accessibility for Justice- Accessibility as a Tool for Promoting Justice in Librarianship.pdf
dc.identifier.source In the Library with the Lead Pipe en_US
dc.description.mapping -1 en_US
dc.description.filedescription Description of Accessibility for Justice- Accessibility as a Tool for Promoting Justice in Librarianship.pdf : Article
dc.owningcollname Library (University of Michigan Library)
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