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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[…]

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 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)[…]

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[…]

Disability is a spectrum, not a binary

Disability is a spectrum, not a binary

This blog post clarifies what is meant by “disability” and provides web design tips that could help with accessibility. The article does a good job putting the importance of universal design in perspective. It explains how removing barriers is ultimately beneficial to everyone using the library. Quick Facts The blog post, Disability is a spectrum, notRead more about Disability is a spectrum, not a binary[…]

Project Pals: College Of Communication & Information

Project Pals: College Of Communication & Information

Four training modules are centred around making the library accessible for people with autism. The course includes research-based checklists, examples of materials, tip sheets, lists, and templates to implement best practices in your unique library setting. This self-paced course is free to all library workers and volunteers as long as you create an OCLC account.Read more about Project Pals: College Of Communication & Information[…]

User Design, Illustration, and Typesetting

User Design, Illustration, and Typesetting

Information on different types of people for graphic communication, website and information designers including free reusable infographic A data-driven examination of different types of disabilities encountered by various population demographics and how it impacts their access to digital content. The article presents statistics on groups of the population (demographics), different types of people, related issues,Read more about User Design, Illustration, and Typesetting[…]

WebAIM’s Hierarchy for Motivating Accessibility Change

WebAIM’s Hierarchy for Motivating Accessibility Change

This is a great quick summary and infographic detailing the ways people are motivated to implement accessible changes. It is a pyramid hierarchy similar to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, with Guilt being at the bottom and Inspire being at the top. Quick Facts The order of the pyramid, from top to bottom, is: Guilt as a motivationRead more about WebAIM’s Hierarchy for Motivating Accessibility Change[…]