On April 24th, the Instruction Section’s Management and Leadership Committee hosted a virtual event titled A Complaint has Been Filed. Now What? Strategies for Accessibility Remediation and Prioritization for Future Compliance, which is now available for viewing via ACRL’s YouTube channel. Session slides are also available. Our speaker was Dr. Kate Deibel, from Syracuse University.
Session Description: Online accessibility standards are intended to make learning optimal for all learners; it is about more than legal compliance. However, compliance issues have impacted campuses across the country. In 2017, Syracuse University received an official accessibility complaint from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights that required an extensive remediation of websites and online materials across the institution, including the Libraries. Kate Deibel, Inclusion and Accessibility Librarian will share how she coordinated an extensive remediation of library materials, from managing workflows and processes to developing best practices for ongoing compliance. She will also discuss additional accessibility efforts SU Libraries have underway, including an alternative format service within the Libraries and a software accessibility testing team from all aspects of the Libraries. This hour long webinar will include a presentation and a Q&A session.
- Identify criteria necessary to prioritize library e-resources and websites for remediation
- Establish processes for increasing accessibility of library online materials and services
- Gain an awareness of novel efforts that SUL is exploring to ensure ongoing ADA compliance
Thank you to our speakers and participants.