Creating Universally Accessible Content

Vernon, Ryan and Blaeser, Stephen Creating Universally Accessible Content., 2009 . In BC Library Conference 2009, Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, Burnaby, BC, April 16-18, 2009. (Unpublished) [Presentation]

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The provision of information is a central tenet of librarianship; however, the way information is presented is just as important as the information itself. Imagine if a journal article was offered in Latin: the content may fill an information need, but for most people it would be useless. As such, library workers must take care to provide information in forms that are understandable to everyone. This idea that all people should have equal access to information called “universal access,” and libraries have moral and often legal obligation to provide access to groups with very different requirements. This session will offer practical advice in the creation of universally accessible content, paying particular attention to electronically published content such as websites, PDFs and word processor documents. By the end of this session participants will be able to create accessible content, and will have the resources to continue to learn about accessibility.

Item type: Presentation
Keywords: Accessibility, Universal design, disability services
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology > LZ. None of these, but in this section.
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CZ. None of these, but in this section.
Depositing user: Ryan Vernon
Date deposited: 05 May 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:14


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