Posts in Accessibility Design and Technology

Five Things Brian Austin Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with Brian Austin, who volunteers as a coder for our Accessibility, Design & Technology committee. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? I’m a coding volunteer with the AD&T (Accessibility, Design & Technology) committee. We’re responsible for writing the software that runs AO3, including adding new features and squashing pesky bugs. We… Read more

OTW Signal, July 2022

Every month in OTW Signal we’ll take a look at stories that connect to the OTW’s mission and projects, including legal, technology, academic, fannish history, and preservation issues that are important for fandom, fan culture or transformative works. In the News The Catalan publication Diari di Barcelona ran a series on fans and fanfiction. The first installment explains the phenomenon of fandom. Its second installment explains to readers what fanfiction is. In its third, it discusses the Archive of Our Own as what happens when fans are in control of their own spaces.

Five Things Sarken Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with Sarken, who volunteers as co-chair of the Accessibility, Design, & Technology Committee. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? I’m a co-chair of the committee responsible for the development and maintenance of the Archive of Our Own codebase. The Archive provides a home for over five million fanworks, which supports the… Read more

Five Things Ariana Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with Ariana, who volunteers a staffer in our Accessibility, Design, & Technology Committee and as the Senior Technical Staffer in our Open Doors Committee. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? As a volunteer coder for both Accessibility, Design, & Technology Committee (AD&T) and Open Doors, I mainly help with the OTW’s… Read more