In order to serve all patrons, libraries must create and distribute accessible materials. Accessibility enables us to serve all library patrons through ADA compliance. Library services and materials are shifting to increasingly more patrons requiring online services and resources. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach that calls for multiple means of representation, action and expression, and engagement that can be applied to creating online materials.
In this webinar, a public service Online Learning Librarian and technical service’s Assistant Dean of Collection Management librarian from a mid-sized, public university will team up to present on training librarians on creating and purchasing accessible material, as well as tips and tricks for auditing e-resources for accessibility issues. The librarians will cover:
Definitions of ADA compliance and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Free tools to check materials for accessibility
Case studies of collaborating across the university on accessibility
Future directions of performing accessibility audits on library e-resources
The librarians will engage the audience through various active learning techniques, such as polling. There will be time built into the presentation for questions and answers. These librarians will provide a link to this presentation, which includes templates for working with vendors and more.
Beth Bernhardt is the Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Technical Services at UNC Greensboro. Beth has worked for over twenty years in the fields of electronic resources and collection development. Beth is also the Program Director for the Charleston Conference.