If you are attending ACRL, there is a program on collection development and accessibility:
Collection Development, e-Resources, and Meeting the Needs of People with Disabilities
Thursday, March 26 - 3-4 p.m.
Oregon Convention Center - Room F151-152
Access barriers do not only exist in the physical environment but also online. When making collection decisions with regard to e-resources, librarians tend not to consider the needs of people with disability. Librarians can learn much form California State University's efforts to put in place a barrier-free online learning environment. Also providing insights into the vendors' perspective, this program is designed to help librarians develop effective strategies for a more inclusive online information environment.
Michele Bruno, Program Manager, Accessibility, Cengage Learning
Cheryl Pruitt, Director, Accessible Technology Initiative CSU Office of the Chancellor, California State University, Office of the Chancellor
Axel Schmetzke, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
I am going to contact Axel, who has done a lot of research on accessibility and has posted before on the ACRL accessibility discussion list (UNIACCESS), to see if he would be willing to share a copy of the presentation slides and/or other materials with UNIACCESS and on Adobe Connect, as well as the LITA and ASCLA accessibility groups.
Hope everyone is having a happy start of spring. It is spring break here at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). For those of you at ACRL, enjoy!
John Siegel - ACRL Universal Accessibility Interest Group Convener, '14-'15