This session reports on a project between universities in Canada and the United States.
In fall 2022, the E-Resources Management Working Group of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) published a guide to negotiating accessibility with vendors. The writers of the guide will share their key takeaways from the guide, strategies for advocating for accessibility with vendors, and their next steps for keeping this document relevant and useful to all libraries.
- This event is hosted by the Digital Accessibility in Academic Libraries (DAAL), a community of practice within the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL), and not by the Library Accessibility Alliance. Any questions or comments related to the event should be directed to CAPAL-DAAG co-facilitators Mark Weiler, firstname.lastname@example.org or Aneta Kwak, email@example.com. In this session, we walk library professionals through the academic journey of blind scholars, identifying roadblocks along the way. We suggest tangible things library professionals can do to remove these roadblocks, so that blind scholars can achieve their full potential.
The Library of Congress is creating accessible cataloging documentation for librarians. In order to make sure that the documentation can successfully interpret MARC coding via a screen reader, the Library of Congress is seeking volunteers who regularly use screen readers to help test the documentation (approximately 1 hour per volunteer).
The Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC) joins the Library Accessibility Alliance (LAA) as a partner to advance accessibility for library electronic resources, with the goal of providing equal access to information for all library users. FLVC represents 28 state colleges and 12 public universities in Florida.
The University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) joins the Library Accessibility Alliance (LAA) as a partner to advance accessibility for library electronic resources, with the goal of providing equal access to information for all library users. USMAI is a consortium of seventeen academic libraries in the State of Maryland.
This webinar will provide an opportunity to share how accessibility was foundational to the development of the Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries' new website, which launched in late 2022. The MSU team is committed to creating an accessible, inclusive, and responsive web presence for the MSU Libraries. They will share their design processes and tools used to develop an accessible and sustainable website.
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Libraries are meant for everyone. While libraries have long claimed this to be true, exclusionary practices and inaccessible systems still exist and are extremely difficult to fully eradicate. The act of methodically creating a culture of accessibility hinges on each member of an organization as they seek to ask constructive questions and make decisions that pull the organization in a unified direction.
The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation (IPLC) joins the Library Accessibility Alliance (LAA) as a partner to advance accessibility for library electronic resources, with
This webinar walks through process of a high-level e-resource accessibility review from Michigan State University's Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting.
Learn the language of web accessibility and how to apply and use it in your library websites and evaluations of e-resources. This webinar will provide a high-level look at what makes a website accessible, some of the common challenges we face working with library databases, and how the Library Accessibility Alliance and its database testing program can help librarians advocate for more compliant resources.
This webinar is includes clips from Jay Dolmage's 2019 Keynote for the Big Ten Academic Alliance and a facilitated discussion regarding how libraries can be more aware and responsive to the needs of persons with disabilities when using physical library spaces.
This webinar will walk the audience through what is disability and how it is defined. The session is interactive. In this session you will learn about why disability laws are important, what libraries should think about in terms of their own accessibility for people with disabilities, and how compliance and accessibility are fundamentally different concepts.
Participants will expand their awareness of disability, learn to promote accessibility, and consider how to contribute to a positive climate through their beliefs, behaviors, and communications.
Open Educational Resources (OER) are meant to be as open and available as possible, but if they’re not accessible or on accessible platforms, how “open” are they really? In this webinar, staff from the Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries will share how they’ve integrated accessibility into their OER initiatives and OER grant program to improve the accessibility of OER created at MSU.
This webinar will provide real-world case studies of the formation and impact of accessibility committees at two different university libraries. Presenters from the University of Minnesota and the University of Washington will offer the respective stories of their committees’ formation and advocacy efforts, in addition to discussing the successes, challenges, and horizons facing these kinds of working groups in academic libraries.
This webinar will provide an overview of the work being done as part of the Federated Repositories of Accessible Materials for Higher Education (FRAME) grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- Members of the Library Accessibility Alliance (LAA) are pleased to announce their new website, featuring enhancements to the popular accessibility evaluations of databases, along with an expanded collection of resources.
- In January 2020, the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) joined forces to launch the “Library Accessibility Alliance” (LAA), a program seeking to ensure all library users have equitable access to information.
- The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) and the Big Ten Academic Alliance have created a new name for their recent partnership to advance accessibility for library electronic resources. Now called the “Library Accessibility Alliance” (LAA), the program seeks to ensure all library users have equitable access to information.
- The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) have entered into a two-year partnership to advance accessibility for library electronic resources, with the goal of providing equal access to information for all library users.