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YA Disability Database

YA Disability Database

YA (Young Adult) Disability Database is a curated booklist of YA novels that feature disability representation. This database compiles together books recommendations that libraries can use to build their collection or as a resource for patrons. Quick Facts The database provides information about the books, including The book summary Genre (tags) Disability representation (tags) OtherRead more about YA Disability Database[…]

Reading System Features, Testing, and Recommendations (NNELS)

Reading System Features, Testing, and Recommendations (NNELS)

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 can choose the reading system that works the best for your reading style.Read more about Reading System Features, Testing, and Recommendations (NNELS)[…]

Accessible Formats (NNELS)

Accessible Formats (NNELS)

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. Quick Facts The accessibility of each book format varies depending on how theyRead more about Accessible Formats (NNELS)[…]

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

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 and patrons who use assistive technology such as screen readers. Quick FactsRead more about Digital Library Accessibility and Usability Guidelines (DLAUG) to Support Blind and Visually Impaired Users[…]

Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) Accessibility Information Toolkit for Libraries

Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) Accessibility Information Toolkit for Libraries

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 institution and adapted accordingly” (Ontario Council of University Libraries, 2014, 5). ItRead more about Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) Accessibility Information Toolkit for Libraries[…]