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Accessibility

Today, I learned about the Accessibility Tree

If you didn’t think your grip on web accessibility could get any looser.

February 19, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

Critical Librarianship in the Design of Libraries

There is an opportunity for institutions that are positioned — either actively or by reputation — as intellectual and moral community cores (libraries) to exert greater if not just more obvious influence on the filters through which patrons access content.

January 10, 2017 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

Links Should Open in the Same Window

The best practice is to leave the default link behavior alone.

November 21, 2016 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

WebAIM urges the government to hurry-up and make a good damn #a11y law already

In April, the Department of Justice asked for feedback on how to regulate web accessibility in regards to the ADA — which is a follow-up from their last request way back in 2010 — and WebAIM rounds-out a solid list of recommendations essentially with “hurry up already.”

Shared by Michael Schofield

Don’t forget that users zoom-in on websites

This has some great tips. I particularly like the info they include on users who zoom in on websites since I feel that is a frequently overlooked area of assistive technology.

Shared by Carli Spina

How to run accessibility testing demos

Arthur Gouveia — a front-end developer at Shopify — shares his team’s process for facilitating accessibility tests.

Shared by Carli Spina

Evaluating Digital Library Accessibility

In 2015 we evaluated the accessibility of selected digital library collections using CONTENTdm — a digital collection management system — to identify barriers to access. Managers of other digital library systems can integrate our recommendations to improve the accessibility of their collections.

September 20, 2016 by jumpquick jumpquick

Library Services for People with Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimers

Sarah Houghton — as in, the Librarian in Black — summarizes what her team has learned about serving older adults with memory issues.

Shared by Michael Schofield

Accessible, sort of.

A new hashtag describing content or an app that is accessible insofar that it validates, but still hard af to use, lazy #a11y.

July 21, 2016 by Michael Schofield Michael Schofield

Accessibility with Cynthia Ng

Amanda and I talked accessibility with Cynthia Ng, who has been working as an accessibility librarian and often presents about universal design. Episode 14 is a solid 45 minutes! We touch on legal obligations libraries and higher ed. have for accessible content, practical implementation, fluid standards, low-hanging fruit, and carousels – yuck.

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