Gena  Chattin


Gena is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of New Orleans. She previously completed an M.A. in French at the University of Maryland, an M.S. in Library Science at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and did undergraduate work in English and French at the University of Kentucky. As a librarian and archivist, she is passionate about the preservation and dissemination of information to researchers worldwide, and she is excited about the possibilities created by technologies in the humanities.

  • Everyday Accessibility


    Would anyone be interested in a discussion of practical, everyday things that can be done to make websites, syllabi, Word documents, Power Point presentations, and PDFs accessible? I myself am learning how to do this, and it’s astounding how simple it can be and how few people realize it. If we can train ourselves to make very small changes in the ways we create these items, it would make an immense difference to those using screenreaders or other assistive items to access your documents. We could also experiment with the free, open source screenreader NVDA (

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