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Making Library Websites Accessible: A Practical Guide for Librarians

by Laura Francabandera

Every person has the right to access information and the right to succeed, regardless of their capabilities or the challenges they face. These challenges can be even more difficult when accessing information online. Libraries often adopt new web technologies in an effort to quickly and widely promote information access and education, but they must always be aware that not all patrons are able to access those technologies in the same manner and at the same level.

Making Library Websites Accessible provides practical information on web accessibility, specific to the processes and concerns of libraries. It includes the basics of web accessibility standards, laws and regulations, as well as accessibility testing templates.

Features include:

  • Real-life scenarios
  • Checklists for accessibility testing
  • Accessibility testing forms
  • Guidelines for negotiations with library vendors

Francabandera, Laura. Making Library Websites Accessible: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 166 pp. $53.75.

ISBN-13: 978-1538108222

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