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Accessible Social Media Webinar Slides

Accessible Social Media Webinar Slides

Accessible Libraries conducted the Accessible Social Media webinar on May 26, 2022. You can now download the webinar slides! The webinar includes guidelines and demonstrations of how inaccessible and accessible social media posts can be for persons with disabilities. It covers the following social media components: Include Alternative Text if you are posting an imageRead more about Accessible Social Media Webinar Slides[…]

Inclusive Design for Social Media: Tips for Creating Accessible Channels

Inclusive Design for Social Media: Tips for Creating Accessible Channels

The Hootsuite Blog presents guidelines to make your social media posts accessible. Making sure that your social media is accessible will create an inclusive environment and reach a larger audience. Quick Facts The inclusive design increases the number of people who can access your social media. Making it accessible means that all can access yourRead more about Inclusive Design for Social Media: Tips for Creating Accessible Channels[…]

Make your Word Documents Accessible to People with Disabilities (Microsoft Support)

Make your Word Documents Accessible to People with Disabilities (Microsoft Support)

Microsoft provides guidelines for creating accessible Word documents, including instructions and general best practices. This resource provides support for creating accessible Word documents in Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and on the web version of Microsoft Word. Quick Facts One of the main guidelines in this document is to use the built-in “Accessibility Checker.” This toolRead more about Make your Word Documents Accessible to People with Disabilities (Microsoft Support)[…]

Guide to Image Descriptions (AccessiblePublishing.ca)

Guide to Image Descriptions (AccessiblePublishing.ca)

AccessiblePublishing.ca, a website developed by the National Network of Equitable Library Service (NNELS), presents information and resources to help publishers, libraries, and other organizations create and provide access to accessible eBooks. The resources are targeted towards the publishing field. Still, libraries and library staff can only benefit by learning how and what makes eBooks accessible.Read more about Guide to Image Descriptions (AccessiblePublishing.ca)[…]

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)[…]

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[…]

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Quick Reference

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Quick Reference

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Recommendations that were developed by Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) using the W3C Process. WCAG are the standards for digital accessibility and should be consulted throughout development and maintaining digital technologies. Quick Facts The WCAG standards are organized under four principles: Perceivable, the informationRead more about Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Quick Reference[…]

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[…]

The 7 Principles of Universal Design

The 7 Principles of Universal Design

This resource provided principles that you can use to create or evaluate your spaces to ensure that they are accessible to everyone. Quick Facts The 7 Principles of Universal Design are: Equitable Use: The design is useful to people with diverse abilities. Flexibility in Use: The design accommodates the preferences and abilities of different people.Read more about The 7 Principles of Universal Design[…]

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[…]

Accessibility Auditing Resources

Accessibility Auditing Resources

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 and checklists to create an accessible website, including A11Y and WebAim. Web developersRead more about Accessibility Auditing Resources[…]

Accessibility Interview Questions

Accessibility Interview Questions

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 is “Seizures and Physical Reactions – do not designRead more about Accessibility Interview Questions[…]

Android Accessibility Help

Android Accessibility Help

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: Pressing both the volume buttons on the sideRead more about Android Accessibility Help[…]

Apple Accessibility Support

Apple Accessibility Support

A guide for some of the accessibility features available in Apple products, including VoiceOver, AssistiveTouch, Switch Control, Guided Access, Voice Control. There is also a braille user guide for different types of apple devices. Quick Facts Apple has built-in accessibility features in their devices. VoiceOver is the built-in screen reader available in Macs, iPhones, iPads,Read more about Apple Accessibility Support[…]