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Sunday, August 4 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
201 - Virtual Reality as an Accessible and Inclusive Primary Resource Literacy Education Tool

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The Virtual Blockson recreates the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection in virtual reality to serve as a primary source literacy educational resource for high school students. Our original research into applying web content and accessibility guidelines to VR looks to address access for learners with disabilities. The presenters open up dialog about how emerging tech can be used to expand liberation work by improving accessibility, inclusion, and usability in archival pedagogy.

Facilitators
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Jasmine Lelis Clark

Resident Librarian, Temple University
Jasmine Clark is a Resident Librarian at Temple University co-leading a project to recreate the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection into a virtual reality primary source literacy module.

Speakers
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Leslie Willis-Lowry

Associate Archivist, Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University
Leslie Willis-Lowry has worked in collections management & as a consultant within the areas of photographic history, African American history & visual & material culture where she has emphasized the importance of the archives to build programming, education & community connection... Read More →
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Jordan Hample

Temple University
Jordan is the main technical support for the Digital Scholarship Center. He is in charge of computer and software maintenance as well as training and aiding students and faculty in the use of the various hardware and software the DSC has to offer.
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H. Alex Wermer-Colan

CLIR Post-Doctoral Fellow, Temple University
Alex Wermer-Colan is a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow at Temple University's Digital Scholarship Center. His digital projects focus on using emerging technologies to facilitate research & teaching with primary source materials.


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