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Social Story: Ready for Reading

Social Story: Ready for Reading

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[…]

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[…]

Guide to Image Descriptions

Guide to Image Descriptions

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[…]

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[…]

Reading System Features, Testing, and Recommendations

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. NNELS has tested and compiled a list of reading systems so that you canRead more about Reading System Features, Testing, and Recommendations[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Digital Accessibility Courses & Accessibility Reference Library

Digital Accessibility Courses & Accessibility Reference Library

Creator: Deque University Date Updated: October 21, 2022 Deque University provides an extensive curriculum of self-guided online courses so you can focus on the skills you need with the flexibility your schedule requires. Along with courses, this site also offers valuable resources such as guides to using screenreaders, an ARIA JavaScript pattern library, and aRead more about Digital Accessibility Courses & Accessibility Reference Library[…]

Digital Library Accessibility and Usability Guidelines (DLAUG) to Support Blind and Visually Impaired Users

Digital Library Accessibility and Usability Guidelines (DLAUG) to Support Blind and Visually Impaired Users

Creator: University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Date Updated: October 21, 2021 The DLAUG is a set of digital accessibility guidelines created to support users with print disabilities who rely on screen readers to interact with digital libraries. It is heavily based on WCAG rules, but the focus is on the relationship between digital libraries andRead more about Digital Library Accessibility and Usability Guidelines (DLAUG) to Support Blind and Visually Impaired Users[…]

Knowbility

Knowbility

Creator: Knowbility Date Updated: October 21, 2022 Knowbility is a nonprofit organization with the mission of improving technology access for millions of youth and adults with disabilities all over the world. They provide several services, including accessibility testing, auditing, training, and a regularly updated comprehensive blog on web accessibility. Quick Facts Test and audit yourRead more about Knowbility[…]

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 Enable

Project Enable

Creator: Project Enable Date Updated: August 23, 2022 Project Enable provides a comprehensive set of training designed specifically for public, academic, or school librarians. This is a completely free resource and contains a group account option that allows your library staff to register and complete the training together. Quick Facts Libraries need to commit toRead more about Project Enable[…]

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[…]