Participatory Design

Accessible Archives:
Double Check

Spring 2021
UX Research
UX Design
Mattie Lee
Mehar Nanjia

How might we design an archive  system that ensures accessibility from beginning to end?

“We don’t currently make items more accessible for people with disabilities and we only run OCR on pdfs ... we also never tested on screen readers.”

Quote from Participant

“Is there a way to keep adding to your cart when requesting several items to prevent spams from the same person?”

Quote from Participant

Understaffed and underfunded. We need to identify the archivist's main areas of focus.

Insight from Participatory Design Workshop

Our current systems treat accessibility like a
cost and time burden. That needs to change.