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Digital Accessibility for Library Work
In this course, you will learn the basic principles and specific rules of international accessibility standards, and practice applying them to key areas of library work. You will develop the skills to assess accessibility features and barriers in electronic resources, to create digital content that can be used by all, and to advise digital scholars on access concerns. As a result of your work in this course, you will be able to recognize accessibility barriers, understand accessible design, and communicate that knowledge to colleagues with less digital accessibility experience.
As a result of taking this course, you will be able to:
- Know the basics of digital accessibility
- Apply accessibility standards to typical library work including:
- assessing electronic resources
- developing digital content
- supporting digital scholarship
- Translate specialized accessibility knowledge for non-specialist audiences
Dates: September 6 – October 3
In order to gain the most impact from learning events sponsored by the CALL grant, we ask that all participants engage fully (attend, participate, discuss and share). If you are unable or not willing to agree to this, please be kind and leave a seat or place for someone else.