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Accessible Social Media Webinar Recording

Accessible Social Media Webinar Recording

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[…]

Inclusive Design for Social Media: Tips for Creating Accessible Channels

Inclusive Design for Social Media: Tips for Creating Accessible Channels

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[…]

Make your Word Documents Accessible to People with Disabilities

Make your Word Documents Accessible to People with Disabilities

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[…]

Reading Systems/Apps Tutorials for Screen Reader Users

Reading Systems/Apps Tutorials for Screen Reader Users

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[…]

All about reading disabilities: how libraries can support readers with dyslexia

All about reading disabilities: how libraries can support readers with dyslexia

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[…]

Quick Reference: Accessibility 101 For Public Libraries

Quick Reference: Accessibility 101 For Public Libraries

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[…]

What is a print disability?

What is a print disability?

Creator: Centre for Equitable Library Access Date Updated: January 14, 2022 The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) provides libraries with informational YouTube videos. This video discusses the term “print disability” and the content CELA provides to serve those patrons. Quick Facts The term “print disability” is a general term for different groups of personsRead more about What is a print disability?[…]

Android Accessibility Help

Android Accessibility Help

Creator: Google Date Updated: August 23, 2022 This resource provides a quick overview of accessibility settings that library staff can use on Android devices. It could be helpful for troubleshooting with a patron having issues with an Android device. Quick Facts There are accessibility features built into Android devices. Enable/disable the TalkBack screen reader by: PressingRead more about Android Accessibility Help[…]

Apple Accessibility Support

Apple Accessibility Support

Creator: Apple Date Updated: August 23, 2022 A guide for some of the accessibility features available in Apple products, including VoiceOver, AssistiveTouch, Switch Control, Guided Access, and Voice Control. There is also a braille user guide for different types of apple devices. Quick Facts Apple has built-in accessibility features on their devices. VoiceOver is theRead more about Apple Accessibility Support[…]

AppleVis

AppleVis

Creator: AppleVis Date Updated: October 21, 2022 AppleVis is an online resource for blind and low-vision users of Apple products such as the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. It is a blog that provides guides to various apps and software, reviews of the accessibility of Apple products, and a discussion forum andRead more about AppleVis[…]

General Resources on Disabilities

General Resources on Disabilities

Creator: National Library Service Date Updated: October 21, 2021 The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) from the Library of Congress created a list covering braille, devices, and general disability resources. Some of the resources are specific to American library services, but it contains some valuable guides on resources such asRead more about General Resources on Disabilities[…]

Project Pals: College Of Communication & Information

Project Pals: College Of Communication & Information

Creator: Florida State University Date Updated: October 21, 2021 Four training modules are centred around making the library accessible for people with autism. The course includes research-based checklists, examples of materials, tip sheets, lists, and templates to implement best practices in your unique library setting. This self-paced course is free to all library workers andRead more about Project Pals: College Of Communication & Information[…]

Public Libraries and Access for Children with Disabilities and Their Families: A Proposed Inclusive Library Model

Public Libraries and Access for Children with Disabilities and Their Families: A Proposed Inclusive Library Model

Creator: Joanne Kaeding, Diane L. Velasquez, and Deborah Price Date Updated: October 21, 2021 This paper reports on an investigation of factors influencing access to public libraries for children with disabilities and their families from the perspective of the public librarian. This could be a valuable reference for any library or children’s department looking toRead more about Public Libraries and Access for Children with Disabilities and Their Families: A Proposed Inclusive Library Model[…]