The resources listed here are intended to help library staff pursue digital accessibility training and join accessibility networks that address topics specific to libraries.
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- Training Resources
These resources are publicly available and can be used on demand.
Self-paced training using videos and hands-on exercises.
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University of Washington
Publicly available training that helps the learner define accessibility and Universal Design for Learning
CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
BCcampus Open Education
Publicly available resource that supports open textbook authors in producing accessible publications.
CC BY 4.0
Portland State University
Videos with accompanying quizzes to train university digital content editors
Digital Library Federation (DLF)
Publicly available guide that provides an introductory checklist to assess software and web technologies
CC BY 4.0
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) @w3c_wai #a11y #GAAD
Publicly available resources for assessing web accessibility, including five videos that introduce evaluation resources
CC BY 4.0
DUX Accessibility Toolkit
Resources that include descriptions and links to automated testing through third party browser extensions, browsers’ built-in accessibility tools and color testing, as well as tools for manual testing.
WebAIM reference for testing methods and tools, including testing with WAVE, checking keyboard accessibility, and tutorials on using screen readers.
This resource provides a detailed technical description of WCAG 2.2 guidelines and Success Criteria used to evaluate accessibility and interpret VPATs.
WebAIM report on updates made to the WAVE accessibility testing tools.
Libguide Accessibility Guides
Guides for Libguide users to assist in producing accessible content.
Clark Library, University of Portland
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
One of the most effective methods to keep informed about challenges and progress in accessibility is by communicating among colleagues across institutions.
University of Washington
Discuss with other stakeholders issues related to creating accessible distance learning courses, including policy, practice, training, and support.
Join this free network if you provide Disability Services for a post-secondary educational institution in the U.S. or Canada. This network assists in obtaining material for a student with a documented print disability.
Discussion forum for academic library disability service issues such as web accessibility, assistive technology, reference and instruction for users with disabilities, captioning processes.
Focuses on adaptive technology and libraries. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the body of the message type “subscribe adapt-L Firstname Lastname.”
Focuses on issues surrounding access to libraries by people with disabilities. To subscribe, send a message with a blank subject line to email@example.com. In the body of the message type “subscribe axslib Firstname Lastname.”
Subscribe to the CAST Newsletter from the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials at CAST, published 6 times annually. This publication covers research and development, professional development, and publishing.
WAI Interest Group
A very active forum for discussion of issues relating to web accessibility. It is hosted by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Consortium (W3C), the group responsible for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. For more information and to subscribe, consult the WAI Interest Group Home Page.
WebAIM blog and listserv
- WebAim blog
Covers updates on the WAVE web evaluation tool and reports on testing screen readers and the results in testing the top 1,000,000 publicly discoverable web home pages when using the WAVE evaluation tool.
- WebAim listserv
Includes Ask the Experts and archive of discussions.
An annual conference focusing on the implementation and benefits of accessible media and information resources in universities, businesses, and the public.
An annual conference on designing for the future of libraries. It includes accessibility in the Tools & Methods track.
Hosted by Knowbility.org, an annual conference that facilitates a worldwide networking event for anyone engaged in digital accessibility. This conference blends asynchronous learning with live events to deliver keynote addresses, live in-person and remote sessions, hands-on accessibility workshops, and a few satellite events to be held across the country.
Webinars and publicly available recordings, transcripts, slides, and other resources on accessibility awareness, testing, and practices in developing accessible digital content.
Orbis Cascade Alliance and Northwest Academic Computing Consortium (NWACC) Accessibility Work Group