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Accessible library programming for kids and teens

Accessible library programming for kids and teens

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

The 7 Principles of Universal Design

The 7 Principles of Universal Design

Creator: National Disability Authority Date Updated: August 23, 2022 The National Disability Authority (NDA) is an Irish organization that works with the Irish Government on policy and practices relevant to the lives of persons with disabilities. The NDA promotes universal design and provides the 7 Principles of Universal Design to help ensure buildings, spaces, information,Read more about The 7 Principles of Universal Design[…]

Accessibility Auditing Resources

Accessibility Auditing Resources

Creator: Digital Library Federation Date Updated: August 23, 2022 This document gathers links, citations, and other resources related to accessibility audits, technologies required for audits, and developers’ resources. The resources are sorted into different categories for ease of use. Quick Facts Audit your website using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Use supportive resources andRead more about Accessibility Auditing Resources[…]

Accessibility Interview Questions

Accessibility Interview Questions

Creator: Scott O’Hara Date Updated: October 21, 2021 Accessibility interview questions list potential job interview questions meant to gauge someone’s understanding of digital accessibility. Quick Facts This resource suggests that you do not ask about specific facts and figures when interviewing job candidates. For example, please state verbatim the WCAG guideline 2.3 (FYI, it isRead more about Accessibility Interview Questions[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Described and Captioned Media Program

Described and Captioned Media Program

Creator: Described and Captioned Media Program Date Updated: October 21, 2021 The Described and Captioned Media Program is a free-loan library of accessible educational media for teachers and family members of K-12 students. The videos available range in subjects from Art History to Sports and Recreation. Along with providing free content, this site also containsRead more about Described and Captioned Media Program[…]

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[…]

Accessibility Information Toolkit for Libraries

Accessibility Information Toolkit for Libraries

Creator: Ontario Council of University Libraries Date Updated: October 21, 2021 This is an in-depth Toolkit that broadly covers accessibility as it applies to libraries. Initially, it was intended for the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL). Still, the toolkit itself mentions that it is meant to be “considered in the context of each institutionRead more about Accessibility Information Toolkit for Libraries[…]

Accessible Spaces 101

Accessible Spaces 101

Creator: PowerED Date Updated: October 21, 2022 This course has been developed for many professionals interested in expanding their practical understanding of accessibility. Upon completion of Accessible Spaces 101, a digital badge is awarded that can be saved and shared. Quick Facts Many Canadians have experienced a permanent or temporary disability. Making sure all spacesRead more about Accessible Spaces 101[…]