Core Webinar: Web Accessibility Beyond Best Intentions

For Immediate Release
Wed, 04/14/2021


Julie Reese

Director of Leadership and Learning

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

CHICAGO—Implementing web accessibility in libraries requires more than an educated site administrator. Managers need to be backed up with institutional changes to accessibility language in procurement policies and a budget to purchase necessary software. Lay leaders are needed to model accessibility in-house and trained staff are needed to create public-facing library communications. In 2014, the Library of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Education were the first agencies to enter into a web accessibility consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice. The webinar "Web Accessibility Beyond Best Intentions", being held Tuesday, May 25, will examine the policies and skills needed to implement and maintain an accessible digital footprint and the lessons learned by the the Library of Michigan during the implementation of the decree. 

Web Accessibility Beyond Best Intentions
Live Webinar: Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00pm CT
Presenter: Sonya Schryer Norris

Registration Fees: 

$43 - Core Member
$59 - Non-member
$129 - Groups
Free for Student Members

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session for later viewing at their convenience.

Register online or by phone at 1-800-545-2433 (press 1 to reach our customer service representatives).

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ALA and Core are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. We will continue to offer online learning opportunities and will do our best to accommodate the remote needs of our attendees. We will also continue to offer group registration, providing individual logins for each group member registered for Core webinars. Please contact Core with any questions or concerns.