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 introduces 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. A demonstration of freely available tools that librarians can use to test and evaluate accessibility of online resources closes the session.
Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will have:
- an awareness about accessibility related legislation,
- an awareness of the barriers found when disabled patrons access electronic library collections,
- 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.
Angela Dresselhaus is Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of Montana. http://works.bepress.com/angela_dresselhaus/
How to Register
Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.
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