Web Accessibility Beyond Best Intentions
May 25, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Implementing web accessibility in libraries requires more than an educated site administrator. Managers need to be backed up with institutional changes to accessibility language in procurement policies and a budget to purchase necessary software. Lay leaders are needed to model accessibility in-house and trained staff are needed to create public-facing library communications.
In 2014, the Library of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Education were the first agencies to enter into a web accessibility consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice. As site administrator for the Library of Michigan, the presenter has implemented, enforced, and revisited methods to maintain an accessible digital footprint over the past seven years. Learn from the library’s successes as well as its mistakes.
This webinar also speaks to the low-hanging fruit that all libraries (including small and rural libraries without dedicated technology staff) can adopt immediately. This is not an accessible code “Ask Me Anything” session—it’s about the policies and skills needed to implement and maintain an accessible digital footprint. Learn more about this CORE webinar, Web Accessibility Beyond Best Intentions.
Presented by :: Sonya Schryer Norris, Website Administrator, Library of Michigan
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The recording will be posted in the CALL Academy.