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Collection Development, E-Books, and Online Learning & Accessibility

Several other programs on accessibility were featured at ACRL ’15 in Portland. You can find additional details about these programs via the conference proceedings, which are accessible online:  http://www.ala.org/acrl/acrl/conferences/acrl2015/papers  [*Note that not all presenters submitted conference proceedings.] Some highlights: Ebook Showdown: Evaluating Academic Ebook Platforms from a User Perspective – Christina Mune and Ann Agee * There is extensive coverage…

Collection Development, E-Resources, and Meeting The Needs of People with Disabilities (ACRL Presentation)

Axel Schmetzke, Cheryl Pruitt, and Michele Bruno are presenting on collection development, e-resources, and meeting the needs of people with disabilities at ACRL ’15 in Portland. Axel and his co-presenters were kind enough to allow posting of their presentation slides to the Libraries for Universal Accessibility (LUA) website. If you are not familiar with LUA, it is a community place…

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.

Policy on Web Accessibility

Access IT. “Web Accessibility and Individuals with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education: The Legal Issues.” University of Washington. Accessed June 10, 2011. Providenti, Michael and Robert Zai III. (2007). “Web accessibility at academic libraries: standards, legislation, and enforcement.” Library Hi Tech, 25 (4) 494. Report of the ARL Joint Task Force on Services to Patrons with Print Disabilities (Nov. 2, 2012) SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT…

Accessibility compliance of electronic theses & dissertations

We’ve been thinking about making e-books accessible, but what about other web-based content? As more and more digital objects make their way online, how are their accessibility being ensured? At the recent USETDA 2013 conference, I heard Carmen Mitchell, Cal State San Marcos’ Institutional Repository Librarian, speak about ADA compliance of ETDs (electronic theses and dissertations). She pointed to the…