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*Accessibility and Assessment in E-Resources Management*
Speaker: *Hana Levay*, Collection Assessment Librarian at University of
Topic: Assessing VPATs, keyboard accessibility tests (vendor assessment)
Speaker: *Andy Andrews*, Accessibility Coordinator at University of
Topic: PDF accessibility, academic accessibility (internal assessment)
When: Wednesday *December 8th, 2021, 1:00-2:00pm (EST)*
Where: Online, link will be sent to registrants prior to event
Web accessibility is imperative for libraries, both in order to provide
users with equitable access to online content and to ensure compliance with
federal law prohibiting discrimination against individuals with
disabilities. Libraries are responsible for ensuring the accessibility of
their own web content, and are increasingly incorporating accessibility
considerations into their evaluation of licensed e-resources.
In this program, we will hear from two representatives from the University
of Washington on the accessibility work being done there.
Hana Levay, Collection Assessment Librarian at the University of
Washington, will give a brief background on accessibility for the web.
Then, she will explain how to use keyboard navigation testing and Voluntary
Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) analysis to create a ranked list of
resources, enabling librarians to identify those resources at most risk of
Andy Andrews, Accessibility Coordinator at the University of Washington
Libraries, will briefly cover the history of accessibility at the UW,
including the creation of his position at the UW Libraries. Then he will
highlight some of the impactful work happening at the UW Libraries to make
accessibility part of our culture.
During the COVID pandemic, NYTSL is offering its virtual programming free
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