Core Webinar: Improving Web Site Accessibility

For Immediate Release
Fri, 10/01/2021

Contact:

Julie Reese

Director of Leadership and Learning

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

jreese@ala.org

CHICAGO—Accessibility in library websites is intrinsic to the inclusivity and access to opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized, and those who create or maintain web content for libraries must work to remove certain barriers to web site access. On Tuesday, February 8, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will hold the webinar "Improving Web Site Accessibility" at 1 pm CT. During this webinar presenters will discuss a project to assess the accessibility of St. John’s University Library’s website using software called Siteimprove and explore various means by which libraries can identify and fix accessibility problems within their websites. At the conclusion to this webinar, attendees will gain an understanding of why web accessibility is important; some common accessibility problems with library websites; methods for identifying and fixing accessibility problems on library websites; how St. John’s University Libraries used Siteimprove to increase web accessibility; and some of the other services, such as WAVE (a free evaluation tool), which can be used to identify web accessibility problems.

Improving Web Site Accessibility
Live Webinar: Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00pm CT
Presenters: Lois Cherepon, Director, Staten Island Campus Library, and Associate Professor, St. John’s University; Ben Turner, Program Coordinator of Library Assessment and Inclusive Practices and Associate Professor, St. John’s University

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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