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Universal Accessibility Interest Group (ACRL)

Online Doc Introductory Resources for Web Accessibility

by Adina Mulliken on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 03:36 pm

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Accessible Instructional Materials and the Siskiyou Joint Community College District Settlement (November 20, 2016)

Miami University Agrees to Overhaul Critical Technologies to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit (October 17, 2016)

Riley-Huff, D.A. (2015). Supporting Web Accessibility Through Rich Internet Applications: Insights for Libraries, in Anne Woodsworth , W. David Penniman (ed.) Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and the Inclusive Future of Libraries (Advances in Librarianship, 40) Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Walker, W., & Keenan, T. (2015). Do You Hear What I See? Assessing Accessibility of Digital Commons and CONTENTdm. Journal Of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 27(2), 69-87.


Laitano, M.I. (2015). Web Accessibility in the Argentine Public University Space. Revista española de Documentación Científica38(1), e079.
 
Yoon, K., Hulscher, L. & Dols, R. (2016). Accessibility and Diversity in Library and Information Science: Inclusive Information Architecture for Library Websites. The Library Quarterly. 86 (2), 213-229.

Blechner, A.J. (2015). Improving Usability of Legal Research Databases for Users with Print Disabilities. Legal Reference Services Quarterly. 34(2), 138-175. doi:10.1080/0270319X.2015.1048647

 

Introductions to Web Accessibility:  

WebAIM Introduction to Web Accessibility

Video clips of people using & explaining screen readers:

Accessibility: Introduction to the Screen Reader

Screen Readers and the Web 
"Learn relatively easy tips Web designers can use to increase access to the Web by a variety of users."

Automated accessibility checkers for webpages:

WAVE Accessibility Checker 
“WAVE is…  used to aid humans in the web accessibility evaluation process. Rather than providing a complex technical report, WAVE shows the original web page with embedded icons and indicators that reveal the accessibility of that page.”  People who do not have experience with web coding can share the results of the accessibility checker with IT staff.

WC3 list of web accessibility evaluation tools

Automated checker for readability:

The Readability Test Tool

Automated checkers for colorblindness accessibility:

Vischeck

Colorblind Webpage Filter

Adobe Captivate:

Accessibility FAQ

Libguides:

Formatting for Accessibility and Usability from University of Waterloo

Information about accessibility of databases and other vendor resources:

Ebook collections vendor accessibility

Blecher, A.J. (2015). Improving Usability of Legal Research Databases for Users with Print Disabilities. Legal Reference Services Quarterly. 34(2), 138-175. doi:10.1080/0270319X.2015.1048647

DeLancey, L. (2015). Assessing the accuracy of vendor-supplied accessibility documentation. Library Hi Tech, 33(1), 103-113. doi:10.1108/LHT-08-2014-0077

Haanperä, T., & Nieminen, M. (2013). Usability of web search interfaces for blind users - A review of digital academic library user interfacesin Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services for Quality of Life Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8011, 2013, pp 321-330.

Riley-Huff, D.A. (2015). Supporting Web Accessibility Through Rich Internet Applications: Insights for Libraries, in Anne Woodsworth , W. David Penniman (ed.) Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and the Inclusive Future of Libraries (Advances in Librarianship, 40) Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Schmetzke, Axle.  Accessibility of Online Library Catalogs, Indexes and Databases, and Other Library/Information Resources. This is a bibliography that includes a section on “Research Studies” and a section on “Vendor provided information” but is not currently updated.

Schmetzke, Axle. Web access in the campus and library environment This is an extensive guide to resources but is not currently updated.

Screen Reading and Library Resources.  Suffolk University Library's list of accessible databases.

Tatomir, Jennifer and Joan C. Durrance. (2010) Overcoming the information gap: Measuring the accessibility of library databases to adaptive technology users. Library Hi Tech, 28 (4) 577 - 594

Walker, W., & Keenan, T. (2015). Do You Hear What I See? Assessing Accessibility of Digital Commons and CONTENTdm. Journal Of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 27(2), 69-87.

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) Repository

Accessibility of Library Websites:

Laitano, M.I. (2015). Web Accessibility in the Argentine Public University Space. Revista española de Documentación Científica38(1), e079.
 
Yoon, K., Hulscher, L. & Dols, R. (2016). Accessibility and Diversity in Library and Information Science: Inclusive Information Architecture for Library Websites. The Library Quarterly. 86 (2), 213-229.

Web Accessibility Technical Standards:

Section 508 Standards. § 1194.22 Web-based intranet and internet information and applications.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0

Policy on Web Accessibility:

Frequently Asked Questions About the June 29, 2010, Dear Colleague Letter
This is a joint letter from the US Department of Justice and the Office of Civil Rights

QUOTE: “Does the DCL [Dear Colleague Letter] apply to all school operations and all faculty and staff?
A: Yes. All school operations are subject to the nondiscrimination requirements of Section 504 and the ADA. Thus, all faculty and staff must comply with these requirements…. The law applies to all faculty and staff, not just a Section 504 or ADA coordinator or staff members designated to assist students with disabilities. All faculty and staff must comply with the nondiscrimination requirements of Section 504 and the ADA in their professional interactions with students, because these interactions are part of the operations of the school. So, for example, if an adjunct faculty member denies a student who is blind an equal opportunity to participate in a course by assigning inaccessible course content, the school can be held legally responsible for the faculty member’s actions. Therefore, schools should provide, and faculty and staff should participate in, professional development about accessibility and emerging technology, and about the role of faculty and staff in helping the school to comply with disability discrimination laws.”

Report of the ARL Joint Task Force on Services to Patrons with Print Disabilities (Nov. 2, 2012)

Advanced Notice of Public Rulemaking: “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability; Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities and Public Accommodations” (July 2010)
Summary: This “ANPRM on web accessibility and DOJ settlements … in recent years indicate that DOJ is likely to derive its regulatory standards for web accessibility, whenever they are published, from the Rehabilitation Act Section 508 technology accessibility standards federal agencies and contractors must meet and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).”  (This summary is from an Educause blog)

Report of the Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities
This independent Commission was established by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

QUOTES: “every postsecondary institution should offer a mandatory system-wide orientation for faculty, staff, teaching assistants and administrators concerning strategies for ensuring accessibility in all aspects of the education enterprise, including readings, courseware and instructional technology, assessments and instructor-made materials.” Page 79

“The transition to AIM [Accessible Instructional Materials] needs to be supported by training of students and support for students who are not adept in the use of digital technologies.” Page  52

Providenti, Michael and Robert Zai III. (2007). Web accessibility at academic libraries: standards, legislation, and enforcement. Library Hi Tech, 25 (4) 494.

Web Accessibility Resolutions Agreements, Settlements and Lawsuits in Higher Education:

Accessible Instructional Materials and the Siskiyou Joint Community College District Settlement (November 20, 2016)

Miami University Agrees to Overhaul Critical Technologies to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit (October 17, 2016)

Harvard and MIT are Sued Over Lack of Closed Captions. (February 12, 2015) article from New York Times.

University of Cincinnati Resolution Agreement [pdf] (December 8, 2014)

Youngstown State University Resolution Agreement [pdf] (November, 2014)

University of Montana Accessibility Resolution Agreement (March 19, 2014)

Civil Rights Agreement Reached with South Carolina Technical College System on Accessibility of Websites to People with Disabilities (March 8, 2013)

Settlement Agreement Between the United States of America, Louisiana Tech University, and the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (July 23, 2013)

NFB and Penn State Accessibility Complaint Resolved (Oct 11, 2011) Summary from Educause.

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ACRL DLS (Distance Learning Section)

Online Doc 2016-12-12 Discussion Group Meeting Agenda

by Kristin Heathcock on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 02:28 pm

ACRL DLS Discussion Group

December 12, 2016

Agenda

URL for meeting: https://meet.lync.com/hccfl-edu/kheathcock/028HB3FH

 

  1. Roundtable Discussion Recap
    1. What worked well?
    2. What didn’t work so well?
    3. Share survey results from participants
    4. Next Roundtable – date and topic??

 

ACRL DLS Discussion Group

December 12, 2016

Agenda

URL for meeting: https://meet.lync.com/hccfl-edu/kheathcock/028HB3FH

 

  1. Roundtable Discussion Recap
    1. What worked well?
    2. What didn’t work so well?
    3. Share survey results from participants
    4. Next Roundtable – date and topic??

 

  1. Midwinter Discussion Planning
    1. Topic
    2. Format
    3. Other relevant information/details

 

 

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ACRL Board of Directors

Discussion Pre-vote discussion: 12/5/16–12/11/16 Fall Board 2016 Proceedings

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 01:31 pm

The Board is invited to review the draft 2016 Fall Board proceedings (changed from minutes to proceedings per Robert’s Rules of Order), and have discussion during the period of 12/5/16–12/11/16.

Please post comments regarding the draft proceedings using threaded discussion to provide feedback regarding the content. Board members can also email editorial corrections directly to Allison at apayne@ala.org. The draft proceedings are posted as a Word document to allow the use of track changes if significant changes are needed. 

The Board is invited to review the draft 2016 Fall Board proceedings (changed from minutes to proceedings per Robert’s Rules of Order), and have discussion during the period of 12/5/16–12/11/16.

Please post comments regarding the draft proceedings using threaded discussion to provide feedback regarding the content. Board members can also email editorial corrections directly to Allison at apayne@ala.org. The draft proceedings are posted as a Word document to allow the use of track changes if significant changes are needed. 

Following the discussion period, the Board will vote on the Fall Board proceedings via virtual vote during 12/12/16–12/18/16 and confirm its vote at the 2017 Midwinter Meeting.

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ACRL Executive Committee

Discussion Pre-vote discussion: 12/5/16–12/11/16 Fall Executive 2016 Proceedings

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 10:57 am

Note: Executive Committee members will need to vote on both the Executive Committee Fall Meeting and Board Fall Meeting proceedings.

The Executive Committee is invited to review the draft 2016 Fall Executive Committee Meeting proceedings (changed from minutes to proceedings per Robert’s Rules of Order), and have discussion during the period of 12/5/16–12/11/16.

Note: Executive Committee members will need to vote on both the Executive Committee Fall Meeting and Board Fall Meeting proceedings.

The Executive Committee is invited to review the draft 2016 Fall Executive Committee Meeting proceedings (changed from minutes to proceedings per Robert’s Rules of Order), and have discussion during the period of 12/5/16–12/11/16.

Please post comments regarding the draft proceedings using threaded discussion to provide feedback regarding the content. Board members can also email editorial corrections directly to Allison at apayne@ala.org. The draft proceedings are posted as a Word document to allow the use of track changes if significant changes are needed. 

Following the discussion period, the Executive Committee will vote on the Fall Executive Committee Meeting proceedings via virtual vote during 12/12/16–12/18/16 and confirm its vote at the 2017 Midwinter Meeting.

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ALSC Board of Directors

Discussion O&B Motions to enact Digital Media Plan

by Nina Lindsay on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 07:15 pm

Greetings, Board colleagues!

I am calling an online meeting of the ALSC Board of Directors.

We have before us 6 motions from the Organization & Bylaws Chairs to enact the Digital Media Plan, by altering the Great Websites, Carnegie Medal/Notable Childrens' Videos, and Children and Technology Committees.

In order to establish a quorum for this meeting I ask everyone to indicate "present" in the comments below. Because there is urgency to passing these motions I am presenting background below now.  The schedule for this vote will be:

Greetings, Board colleagues!

I am calling an online meeting of the ALSC Board of Directors.

We have before us 6 motions from the Organization & Bylaws Chairs to enact the Digital Media Plan, by altering the Great Websites, Carnegie Medal/Notable Childrens' Videos, and Children and Technology Committees.

In order to establish a quorum for this meeting I ask everyone to indicate "present" in the comments below. Because there is urgency to passing these motions I am presenting background below now.  The schedule for this vote will be:

Thursday Dec 1 --Establish quorum, and members present review background and motions

Friday Dec 2 --After I call the quorum, entertain second for the 6 motions, and begin discussion

Monday Dec 5-Wed Dec 7 --Complete discussion and vote. 

Background

Earlier in June, the Board discussed the proposed Digital Media Award plan.  In that discussion (which you can review here) a motion was made, seconded, and passed to adopt in concept the following, and to refer to O&B crafting next steps for implementation.

  • Expand the scope of the Great Websites Committee’s charge to include digital media.
  • Evolve the charge of the Carnegie Medal/Notable Children's Videos Committee to become selection of a winner of an annual medal for “Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media.”
  • Expand the charge of the Children and Technology Committee to include the selection of a winner of an annual “ALSC Media Mentorship Leadership Award,” as well as the duties of the Digital Content Task Force.
  • Define “digital media” as: Any real-time, dynamic, and interactive media content or product that is available via personal electronic device across multiple platforms that enables and encourages active engagement and social interaction while developmentally appropriately informing, educating, and/or entertaining.
  • Implement on a pilot basis to be evaluated with the possibility of future adjustments being made to fit the current environment. 

The motions are attached. In summary:

  1. The Children and Technology Charge motion adds to this committee's charge: "To select the recipient of an annual ALSC Media Mentorship Leadership Award"
  2. The two motions for the Carnegie Committee change its name to "Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Committee" and establishes a new charge.
  3. The three motions for the Great Websites committee change its name to "Notable Children’s Digital Media Committee", establishes a new charge, and corrects language in the composition statement regarding virtual committee status to make it consistent with other virtual committees. 

Once these motions are passed, I will establish a task force to oversee implementation of these three "evolved" committees, including establishing terms and criteria and a pilot review process, and we will undertake to appoint this task force and the committees to commence their new work at Midwinter. 

 

 

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ACRL IS (Instruction Section)

Event ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee Meeting

by Amanda Izenstark on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 10:06 am

ACRL Instruction Section
Teaching Methods Committee
Virtual Meeting
Friday December 16
3-4pm Eastern
https://rhody.webex.com/rhody/j.php?MTID=mb22ec2a1e2e495df09ef2c1b872cb51e

 

AGENDA

 

ACRL Instruction Section
Teaching Methods Committee
Virtual Meeting
Friday December 16
3-4pm Eastern
https://rhody.webex.com/rhody/j.php?MTID=mb22ec2a1e2e495df09ef2c1b872cb51e

 

AGENDA

 

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Additions to the Agenda
  3. Announcements
  4. Announcements from Exec 
  5. Reports from Subcommittees
    1. Featured Teaching Librarian
    2. Selected Resources
    3. Web Maintenance
  6. Virtual Event Planning
    1. Draft Topic Survey Update
    2. Update on Volunteers
  7. Personal Announcements
  8. Adjourn

If you wish to attend the meeting as a non-member guest, please contact the Chair in advance for details: Amanda Izenstark amanda@uri.edu

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Library Page, San Francisco Public Library (apply by Dec. 7)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 09:46 am

The San Francisco Public Library is requesting a job posting/notice for the 3602 Library Page Position Citywide Exam Announcement. The job descriptions and examination announcements are posted in the following links:

3602 Library Page Part-Time position:   https://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=CBT&R2=3602&R3=901818

The San Francisco Public Library is requesting a job posting/notice for the 3602 Library Page Position Citywide Exam Announcement. The job descriptions and examination announcements are posted in the following links:

3602 Library Page Part-Time position:   https://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=CBT&R2=3602&R3=901818

The deadline is on December 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm.

Recruitment #CBT-3602-901818
Department Citywide
Analyst Stefanie Lim
Date Opened 12/1/2016 8:00:00 AM
Filing Deadline 12/7/2016 5:00:00 PM
Salary $21.08 - $25.60/hour; $3,653.00 - $4,437.00/month; $43,836.00 - $53,248.00/year
Job Type CBT Discrete
Employment Type Part-Time

Under immediate supervision, the Library Page performs routine library clerical work. The essential functions assigned to this class include: shelving and sorting books and other library materials according to the Dewey Decimal or other library classification system, by alphabetical, chronological or subject order; scanning barcodes, stamping, security taping, labeling, reinforcing bindings; performing minor book repair by replacing mylar covers, barcodes, and spine labels; performing basic services within the integrated library systems (ILS) software to create and access customer accounts and performing tasks such as, library applications processing, verification of application information, check/in – check/out of physical and digital materials; locating and retrieving books and other materials as directed; monitoring and maintaining shelves; maintaining reading areas, library collections, and shelving and storage areas in a clean and orderly manner; shifting and rearranging materials; sorting and routing daily mail; unpacking deliveries of materials and entering invoice information into the ILS; answering and screening phone calls and emails; providing information in person, by phone or email to other staff and/or the public regarding library services or facilities; using office machines and computers, and maintaining personal library email account; performing physical processing of library materials; picking up and delivering library materials and transporting them between departments. Performs other related duties as assigned.

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