Accessibility Basics for Librarians

An Educational Service of the American Library Association's Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP)
Prepared by Leslie Harris & Associates with OITP

  1. Introduction
  2. What is Accessibility?
  3. American Disabilities Act
  4. Rehabilitation Act
  5. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  6. State Laws
  7. Assistive Technology
  8. Closed Captioning and Video Description
  9. Screen Readers and Magnification Devices
  10. Digital Rights Management and Accessibility
  11. Accessible Communications Devices
  12. Alternative Augmentative Communication Devices
  13. Digital Talking Books
  14. Access to Print Materials
  15. Chafee Resources
  16. Considerations in Purchasing Accessible Library Materials
  17. Creating Accessible Library Materials
  18. Web Accessibility
  19. Accessibility and Filtering Software
  20. Universal Design
  21. Access to the General Curriculum for Students with Disabilities
  22. Creating a Library Accessibility Policy
  23. Library Access Checklist
  24. Online Discussion Groups for Library Accessibility
  25. The Impact of IDEA Reauthorization on Libraries

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This Online Privacy Tutorial is a service of the American Library Association. The content of this tutorial is primarily the work of Leslie Harris & Associates in Washington, DC. The views expressed in these messages are not necessarily the views of ALA or Leslie Harris & Associates. This tutorial is for information only and will not necessarily provide answers to concerns that arise in any particular situation. This service is not legal advice and does not include many of the technical details arising under certain laws. If you are seeking legal advice to address specific privacy issues, you should consult an attorney licensed to practice in your state.

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