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Author Archive for Debra Riley-Huff

Head of Web Services & Associate Professor, University of Mississippi Libraries,

Exciting Preconference on the ADA At ALA Annual

Registration for the ALA Annual Conference is open and ASCLA wants to make you aware of an exciting preconference on the Americans with Disabilities Act and libraries. Celebrating its 25th anniversary at the same time as ALA Annual, the ADA is a monumental civil rights law that helps ensure equal access to everyone, including people with disabilities. Understanding the ADA is important for all…

PDF Accessibility

Does your library use PDF forms? Did you know they are probably not accessible? This month WebAIM has posted a very good tutorial on how to create accessible forms in PDF. The tutorial covers everything you need to know to create accessible forms in Acrobat XI. Check out the WebAIM PDF tutorial.

Web Accessibility Training

Web AIM is once again offering their excellent accessibility training program.  Highly recommend this one. We are reposting the information from their website here. Web Accessibility Training When: October 7-8, 2014 Where: Logan, Utah Cost: $850/person ($700 per person for groups of two or more) Join WebAIM’s accessibility experts for two days of hands-on web accessibility training October 7-8, 2014 in beautiful Logan, Utah. This…

2014 ALA Annual Accessible eBooks Program

Accessible eBooks: Ensuring that Your Library’s eContent is Universally Accessible to All Saturday, June 28, 8:30-10:00 AM, Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N237 Description: As library’s purchase an ever increasing amount of electronic content and start eBook programs, questions about universal accessibility become ever more important, particularly given recent legal suits regarding the accessibility of electronic content at both public…

Findability, Usability, Accessibility and Libraries

Libraries have a long tradition of providing stewardship for information. The integrity of that stewardship revolves around the core values of librarianship (American Library Association, 2004) which are: Access Confidentiality/Privacy Democracy Diversity Education and Lifelong Learning Intellectual Freedom Preservation The Public Good Professionalism Service Social Responsibility The rise of 20th century digital technologies have allowed libraries to exponentially increase the overall…