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Creating Accessible Documents Webinar Slides

Creating Accessible Documents Webinar Slides

Accessible Libraries conducted the Creating Accessible Documents webinar on May 10, 2022. You can now download the webinar slides. The webinar topics include: Using Word to Create Accessible Documents Difference Between Styles and Direct Formatting Live Demo on Setting Up Word and Creating a Document Other Considerations Word Accessibility Checker Converting Word to PDF BriefRead more about Creating Accessible Documents Webinar Slides[…]

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)[…]

All about reading disabilities: how libraries can support readers with dyslexia

All about reading disabilities: how libraries can support readers with dyslexia

The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) provides 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 support readers with dyslexia. Quick Facts Dyslexia is defined as difficulty learning to read, write, ad spell despite having anRead 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

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 in numerous visible and invisible ways. Accessibility is aboutRead more about Quick Reference: Accessibility 101 For Public Libraries[…]

What is printbraille? (CELA)

What is printbraille? (CELA)

The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) creates informative videos about the accessible content they provide their readers. The “What is printbraille?” video introduces viewers and gives examples of some of the titles available in that format at CELA. Quick Facts What is printbraile? Printbraille are children’s pictures books that has a transparent sheet betweenRead more about What is printbraille? (CELA)[…]

What is a print disability? (CELA)

What is a print disability? (CELA)

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 persons with disabilities who have difficulty reading traditional books. This definition, fromRead more about What is a print disability? (CELA)[…]

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

This webinar brings together a panel of braille users to share their views on the braille devices they’ve used in the past, the innovations in braille technologies, their wishes for the future, and what they feel developers should know. If you love braille and are excited about technology, this event is for you! Quick FactsRead more about Looking Through the Crystal Ball: Innovations in Braille Technology for the 21st Century and Beyond[…]

Access Ability 2: A Practical Handbook on Accessible Graphic Design

Access Ability 2: A Practical Handbook on Accessible Graphic Design

This is a robust handbook that contains information, guidelines, education, and tools that are meant to improve the accessibility of digital and print media. The Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) assembled the handbook in collaboration with the Government of Ontario. It also broadly covers digital media and provides information on accessible PDFs, Web Accessibility, Semantic Structure,Read more about Access Ability 2: A Practical Handbook on Accessible Graphic Design[…]

Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)

Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)

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 contains instructional videos on producing your own captioned and described media. QuickRead more about Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)[…]

Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) Web Accessibility

Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) Web Accessibility

The Mozilla Developer Network’s main page on accessibility contains a series of training modules on HTML, CSS and Javascript, ARIA, Accessible Multimedia, and Mobile Accessibility. It also includes links to some articles about digital accessibility. Quick Facts Web Accessibility means that your website is designed so that all can use it without barriers. An accessibleRead more about Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) Web Accessibility[…]