Creator: Accessible Libraries Date Updated: September 19, 2022 The Accessible Social Media webinar recording is now available! In this presentation, we discuss how you can make your social media posts accessible and inclusive, allowing everyone to access your information. We cover such areas as: Adding alternate text to images. Using hashtags and emojis accessibly inRead more about Accessible Social Media Webinar Recording[…]
AccessibleLibraries.ca is pleased to announce an accessibility consultation pilot program! We will offer private zoom consultations every Tuesday in August. Use these 15-minute consultations to ask any accessibility questions you have, such as: How to procure accessible materials? What makes an ebook accessible? What makes a reading system accessible? How do you describe images? AndRead more about Ask us about Accessibility![…]
This recording of the Creating Accessible Documents webinar guides you through how to make an accessible Word document, including accessible tables, images, and document structure. The webinar includes demonstrations and examples of how you can start creating accessible documents.
The Accessible Social Media Webinar slides are available and feature the live demos that were part of the presentation. Topics covered include adding alternative text to images, emojis and hashtags.
The slides for the Creating Accessible Documents webinar are now available. Learn more about how to accessibly format your Word documents by using Styles.
Creator: YA Disability Database Date Updated: March 28, 2022 YA (Young Adult) Disability Database is a curated booklist of YA novels that feature disability representation. This database compiles together book recommendations that libraries can use to build their collection or as a resource for patrons. Quick Facts The database provides information about the books, includingRead more about YA Disability Database[…]
Creator: Accessible Social Date Updated: March 28, 2022 Accessible Social is a free resource to help guide creating and learning about creating accessible social media. LIbraries can use this resource to help make their marketing and communications more accessible for all patrons. Quick Facts Why should you make your social media posts accessible? Your marketingRead more about Accessible Social[…]
Creator: Centre for Equitable Library Access Date Updated: March 28, 2022 The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) provides resources for libraries to create accessible programming for kids and teens. The resources include tips for making your programming inclusive, considerations about the physical spaces of your programming, and examples of accessible programming. Quick Facts CELA’sRead more about Accessible library programming for kids and teens[…]
Creator: Toronto Public Library Date Updated: March 28, 2022 The Toronto Public Library (TPL) presents a Social Story to help children become familiar with their library. Social Stories are learning tools for children that describe different experiences and situations they will encounter when visiting their public library. TPL suggests that parents or teachers read thisRead more about Social Story: Ready for Reading[…]
Creator: Hootsuite Date Updated: August 19, 2022 The Hootsuite Blog presents guidelines to make your social media posts accessible. Making sure that your social media is accessible will create an inclusive environment and reach a larger audience. Quick Facts The inclusive design increases the number of people who can access your social media. Making itRead more about Inclusive Design for Social Media: Tips for Creating Accessible Channels[…]
Creator: Microsoft Date Updated: March 21, 2022 Microsoft provides guidelines for creating accessible Word documents, including instructions and general best practices. This resource provides support for creating accessible Word documents in Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and the web version of Microsoft Word. Quick Facts One of the main guidelines in this document is to useRead more about Make your Word Documents Accessible to People with Disabilities[…]
The Accessibility in Public Libraries Research Project report provides more information about the research that informed the creation of the AccessibleLibraries.ca website. Open the Report Read the Accessibility in Public Libraries Research Report in AccessibleLibraries.ca Open the Accessibility in Public Libraries Research Project Reports in plain HTML Download the Report
Are you interested in learning more about the AccessibleLibraries.ca website? This video tour guides you through the site and points out useful features for public library staff.
Creator: Accessible Publishing Date Updated: February 17, 2022 AccessiblePublishing.ca, a website developed by the National Network of Equitable Library Service (NNELS), presents information and resources to help publishers, libraries, and other organizations create and provide access to accessible eBooks. The resources are targeted towards the publishing field. Still, libraries and library staff can only benefitRead more about Guide to Image Descriptions[…]
Creator: National Network for Equitable Library Service Date Updated: February 1, 2022 The National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) presents YouTube videos that guide screen reader users through different reading systems/apps. These YouTube videos are an excellent resource for library staff who want to know how the reading systems/apps are accessible with screen readers.Read more about Reading Systems/Apps Tutorials for Screen Reader Users[…]
Creator: National Network for Equitable Library Service Date Updated: January 28, 2022 The National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) provides an online repository for library patrons with print disabilities. NNELS works with organizations, libraries, and publishers to create accessible books. NNELS has tested and compiled a list of reading systems so that you canRead more about Reading System Features, Testing, and Recommendations[…]
Creator: National Network for Equitable Library Service Date Updated: January 28, 2022 The National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) provides an online repository for library patrons with print disabilities. NNELS works with organizations, libraries, and publishers to create accessible books. The accessible book formats available in NNELS are listed in this accessibility resource. QuickRead more about Accessible Formats[…]
Creator: Centre for Equitable Library Access Date Updated: August, 19, 2022 The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) provides content for people with print disabilities and has webinars for libraries and library staff to help them create accessible services and support the needs of their patrons with disabilities. This webinar explores how libraries can supportRead more about All about reading disabilities: how libraries can support readers with dyslexia[…]
Creator: Accessible Libraries Date Updated: January 19, 2022 Hello and welcome! To get you started on your accessibility journey, we’ve summarized information from the Accessibility 101 webinar. The fact and links below will help you establish foundational knowledge that you can build on. General Tips There are many different types of disabilities that present inRead more about Quick Reference: Accessibility 101 For Public Libraries[…]
Creator: Centre for Equitable Library Access Date Updated: January 19, 2022 The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) provides informational YouTube videos about the accessible content they provide their patrons. This video describes the different accessible book formats CELA offers. Quick Facts An accessible book is a book that has features which makes reading possibleRead more about What is an accessible book?[…]