Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Dec: Accessible Electronic Resources for All (ALCTS)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
sessions are intended to last 1 hour, starting: 11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern
To register, complete the online registration form or or register by mail for the session you would like to attend.
This webinar covers the library's role in providing equal access to electronic databases, streaming media, and other online materials. This webinar will cover accessibility-related legislation such as the Rehabilitation Act Section 504/508 and ADA law, their impact on library acquisitions, and current legal challenges.
The webinar will introduce participants to policies, standards, and functional web requirements to frame a discussion on the barriers faced by people with disabilities, as well as discuss format specific needs for streaming media, websites, online journals, databases, e-books and e-readers. Finally, the presenter will demonstrate freely available tools that librarians can use to test and evaluate accessibility of online resources.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will have:
  1. An awareness about accessibility related legislation.
  2. An awareness of the barriers found when disabled patrons access electronic library collections.
  3. The ability evaluate accessibility issues and take action to correct barriers.

Who Should Attend

Acquisitions librarians, electronic resources librarians, distance-education librarians, and anyone with an interest in this topic.
ParticipantFee ($USD)
ALCTS Member (individual)43
Nonmember (individual)59
International (individual)43
Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point. 
Member group99
Nonmember group129
All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.