Works in Progress Webinar: Accessibility and Digital Collections
This webinar highlights steps to choose and build an accessible digital collections infrastructure, with both commercial software and locally developed software.
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Files and links
HW3C Web Accessibility Initiative
Evaluating Web Accessibility Overview
Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools List
Web Accessibility Perspectives Video
WebAIM Contrast Checker
Screen Reader Demo
Describing Visual Resources Toolkit
W3C Accessibility metadata guidelines
Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Accessibility Community
Hanning Chen, Product Analyst, Digital Collection Services, OCLC
Nathan Tallman, Digital Preservation Librarian, Penn State University
Valerie Yazza, Senior User Experience Designer, OCLC
Libraries spend significant resources digitizing collections, but are the platforms and repositories that provide access to these resources accessible to everyone? We take great effort to ensure physical access to our collections, we need to put the same intention into providing access to our digital collections. In this webinar, presenters from Penn State University Libraries and OCLC will highlight steps to choose and build an accessible digital collections infrastructure, with both commercial software (CONTENTdm) and locally developed software (Samvera).
People without disabilities can take many things for granted that might present great difficulties for individuals with disabilities or impairments. While it’s impossible for others to truly know what it’s like, this webinar will include a demonstration of various disabilities or impairments while interacting with digital collections. However, first-hand experience using adaptive technologies can be an eye-opening user experience. Either before or after the event, participants are highly encouraged to try using a screen reader as the sole means of using their digital collections for a day, including opening the browser. Download the instructions for these activities, Using Adaptive Technologies Firsthand.
This webinar will be of interest to library workers in the areas of special collections, technical services, library IT, and repository development; as well as user experience/user interface design and accessibility specialists.
Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series
These webinars are exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, but the recordings are publicly available to all.
Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series to talk about work happening in OCLC Research – we'd like to present our work informally and get feedback from you, our Partners. We'd also like this to be a venue for Partner institutions. What are you working on that everyone should know about? What input would help you move forward? Let us know!