Accessible Electronic Resources for All

This webinar covers the library's role in providing equal access to electronic databases, streaming media, and other online materials. This webinar will cover accessibility-related legislation such as the Rehabilitation Act Section 504/508 and ADA law, their impact on library acquisitions, and current legal challenges.

The webinar will introduce participants to policies, standards, and functional web requirements to frame a discussion on the barriers faced by people with disabilities, as well as discuss format specific needs for streaming media, websites, online journals, databases, e-books and e-readers. Finally, the presenter will demonstrate freely available tools that librarians can use to test and evaluate accessibility of online resources.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will have:

  1. An awareness about accessibility related legislation.
  2. An awareness of the barriers found when disabled patrons access electronic library collections.
  3. The ability evaluate accessibility issues and take action to correct barriers.

Who Should Attend

Acquisitions librarians, electronic resources librarians, distance-education librarians, and anyone with an interest in this topic.

Course Level & Prerequisites

none

Presenter

Angela Dresselhaus is Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of Montana. http://works.bepress.com/angela_dresselhaus/

Date & Times

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

sessions are intended to last 1 hour, starting:
11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern

Credits

none

Fee

Participant Fee ($USD)
ALCTS Member (individual) 43
Nonmember (individual) 59
International (individual) 43
Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point.  
Member group 99
Nonmember group 129

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

Technical Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

If you receive a Codec error when playing the recorded file with Windows Media Player, download the gotowebinar codec file from: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/codec?Portal=www.gotomeeting.com The Codec acts as a patch that allows the recording, which is created with a higher version of Media Player, to play in version 7. For more information on playing the recording, see the FAQ.

How to Register

To register, complete the online registration form or or register by mail for the session you would like to attend.

Contact

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org