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YA Disability Database

YA Disability Database

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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 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[…]

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[…]

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[…]