For this presentation, I decided to speak more broadly on accessibility (rather than focus specifically on web accessibility), partly because it’s so short (5-10 minute lightning talk) and partly due to the fact that despite it being a “Code4Lib” regional, we wanted to promote cross collaboration across all skill and knowledge levels. I still used …
Last week, I posted about updating our “What Format Do You Need” guide and taking a different approach in helping our users decide what format they need. Looking at the guides, I realized that my draft could be a possible replacement for the quick guide, but cannot replace the more detailed version (below). The detailed …
We have two existing guides that help coordinators and students decide on their preferred format, but they seem to reflect all the formats we could produce rather than the more practical reality of what we normally produce.
We frequently get this question or a variant of it. I’m honestly surprised how many people work in the field of accessibility, but don’t know the basics about PDF and how to check for accessibility.
What is DAISY? DAISY, or Digital Accessible Information System), is basically a format for audio books. More than just mp3, there is also XML that adds features, such as allowing users to search, bookmark, and make notes. More information on Wikipedia.
I’ve written on making forms accessible before in the WCAG series, but I thought I’d document some real examples using the work that I’ve been doing. This one is a fairly simple, but important example especially since we’re moving to PDA (patron driven acquisitions).
I actually recently presented this as part of an interview, and thought it had enough new material (and not just repeating my web accessibility posts/presentations) to warrant posting it. To give you a bit of context, the goal of the presentation was to train staff, who have no prior experience working with persons with disabilities, …
The Challenges and Lessons of Creating Accessible Course Materials Maureen Glynn, Yueh-Chin Ma, Digital Education Strategies Restiani Andriati, Digital Media Projects Office Diane Michaud,Library and Archives Charles Silverman, School of Disabilities Studies
If you’ve read my previous posts on web accessibility, then most of this will be a rehash. This is the version that I did for the TRY 2013 conference, where I reorganized a few things and put in different examples.
This is actually a repost of my guest post on the ACRL TechConnect Blog.