Web accessibility is a complex mix of professional service, moral and ethical obligations, legal requirements, and technological challenges.
With these challenges in mind, the Libraries and Information Technology Services of Furman University will host four webinars specifically addressing the practical implications of web accessibility in libraries. These webinars are intended to serve as pivotal steps in educating and empowering web managers to address accessibility on their library websites.
These webinars are generously funded through a grant from the Associated Colleges of the South.
Jared Smith, Christy Allen, Scott Salzman, and Susan Dunnavant
Introduction to web accessibility, including need, scope, legal issues, and a conceptual basis for understanding how screen readers and assistive technology techniques work. The majority of the presentation will be spent on how to apply web development techniques to meet accessibility guidelines and requirements.
Michelle Lustig, Cindi Blyburg, Christy Allen, Scott Salzman, and Susan Dunnavant
This webinar focuses on best practices, techniques, and guidelines that content authors can use to create more accessible guides using LibGuides v2.
LibGuides accessibility guide: http://support.springshare.com/accessibility.
Screen reader demo video: http://support.springshare.com/accessibility/testing
Laura DeLancey, Christy Allen, Scott Salzman, and Susan Dunnavant
Provides tips for understanding and reviewing database vendor supplied documentation such as accessibility statements and Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs).
Libraries for Universal Accessibility: VPAT Repository: http://uniaccessig.org/lua/vpat-repository/
The California State University. Affordable Learning Solutions - Accessibility: http://als.csuprojects.org/accessibility
Elizabeth J. Pyatt, Christy Allen, Scott Salzman, and Susan Dunnavant
The webinar provides an overview of considerations and issues related to planning and implementing web accessibility practices at your institution.