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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[…]

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[…]

Accessible Formats

Accessible Formats

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[…]

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?[…]

Looking Through the Crystal Ball: Innovations in Braille Technology for the 21st Century and Beyond

Looking Through the Crystal Ball: Innovations in Braille Technology for the 21st Century and Beyond

Creators: Braille Literacy Canada, Canadian Council of the Blind, CNIB Foundation, Centre for Equitable Library Access, National Network for Equitable Library Service, and the Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired. Date Updated: January 12, 2022 This webinar is presented by Braille Literacy Canada (BLC), the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB), the CNIB Foundation,Read more about Looking Through the Crystal Ball: Innovations in Braille Technology for the 21st Century and Beyond[…]

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 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[…]

Guidelines on Library and Information Services for People with Disabilities

Guidelines on Library and Information Services for People with Disabilities

Creator: Canadian Federation of Library Associations Date Updated: October 21, 2022 This is a set of guidelines from 2016 written by the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA), in consultation with experts, for all Canadian libraries. This document is a good general outline of recommended accessible and inclusive services practices. This document, along with otherRead more about Guidelines on Library and Information Services for People with Disabilities[…]