Ensuring Accessibility in Discovery: EEAAP forms and Alternative Access

Wednesday, 9/21/2022
  • 1:00 PM-2:30 PM (Eastern)
  • 12:00 PM-1:30 PM (Central)
  • 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Mountain)
  • 10:00 AM-11:30 AM (Pacific)

Is your library interested in making your resources accessible to all patrons? Then join us for this informative discussion of the benefits of EEAAPs. The pandemic helped to emphasize how important online access to resources are to users who have no other way of obtaining library materials. 

However, materials must be accessible for all users, including those with disabilities. EEAAPs (Equally Effective Alternate Access Plans) are an effective means of ensuring that there are alternative procedures in plan that will enable library users with physical and visual disabilities to access materials. 


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  • Delineate the necessity of an EEAAP for libraries
  • Provide examples of EEAPP implementation in libraries
  • Describe steps to implement an EEAAP

Who Should Attend

This webinar will be relevant to library faculty and staff that want to expand accessibility to resources for all patrons


Mary Aagard, is the Head of Acquisitions and Collections at Albertsons Library, Boise State University, and previously served as Head of Access Services.

Pam Kindelberger, is the Library Specialist, Manager for Ordering, Interlibrary Loan and Gifts at Albertsons Library, Boise State University. 

Frank Sweis is the User Experience Librarian for Northwestern Libraries since 2020. Previous to joining the library he was a UX/CX Analyst in information technology. He has a background in research and design and holds an MS in Human-Computer Interaction from DePaul University.

Bob Trautvetter, Director IT Infrastructure, Northwestern University Libraries,  has been in IT for the past 20 yeas and has been in his current role for the past 5 years. 



Individual registration rates are as follows:

  • RUSA members: $46.61
  • ALA members: $71.10
  • ALA student members: $37.12
  • Non-members: $79.00

How to Register


Tech Requirements

This webinar will be offered using Zoom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. Closed captioning is available in the Zoom platform. You may interact with the presenter and ask questions through text-based chat. The webinar will be recorded and the link to the recording shared with registrants shortly after the live event. 

For questions or additional information, pleas contact Ninah Moore at nmoore@ala.org.


Questions about your registration should be directed to registration@ala.org

Technical questions about the webinar should be directed to Ninah Moore, RUSA Program Officer-Continuing Education, at nmoore@ala.org

Thank you and we look forward to your participation!