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General Resources Online
Access to Libraries for Persons with Disabilities-Checklist
Outlines physical and digital access recommendations as well as service and communication for staff and disabled patrons. Published by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act
Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre, Inc. (DHCC)
DHCC is a non-profit organization and serves the tri-state area for the purposes of promoting communication access and cultural awareness. Provides access to interpreters and training.
Event Planning Accessibility Checklist
Excellent guide for event planning published by the New England Archivists.
Guide to Creating Accessible Presentations
Comprehensive guide that covers how to make a presentation accessible. Includes additional resources.
Job Accommodation Network
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
Renewing the Commitment: An ADA Compliance Guide for Nonprofits
Extensive resource on accessibility for physical and digital spaces.
Society of American Archivists Recommended Resources on Accessibility and Disability
Comprehensive list of resources on terminology, etiquette, diversity & inclusion, physical environment, public services, exhibitions, public programming, web accessibility, disability in the workplace along with publications on the topic.
Service Animals - Rights and Etiquette
- Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.
- Under the ADA, State and local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that serve the public generally must allow service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the facility where the public is normally allowed to go.
- When it is not obvious what service an animal provides, only limited inquiries are allowed. Staff may ask two questions: (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability, and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform. Staff cannot ask about the person’s disability, require medical documentation, require a special identification card or training documentation for the dog, or ask that the dog demonstrate its ability to perform the work or task.
Web and Technology Accessibility
"Section 508 requires that all website content be accessible to people with disabilities. This applies to Web applications, Web pages and all attached files on the Intranet, as well as, the Internet."
About the revised Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Website from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Accessibility Survey Report
Conducted by LYRASIS in 2019; focuses on web content.
Accessible Video Conferencing While Social Distancing & Working From Home
A great resource for providing accessible presentations and meeting spaces while working remotely.
The Beginner’s Guide to Accessibility
Focuses on digital accessibility with information on how people with disabilities use the web and compliance.
Contrast and Color Accessibility
Created by Center for Persons with Disabilities, Utah State University
Provided by the Minnesota Council on Disability, this diverse guide includes resources for social media and multimedia accessibility as well as testing for accessibility.
Digital Accessibility Toolkit
Produced by the Center on Technology and Disability, this document provides extensive resources on web accessibility.
Get to Know WCAG 2.1
Code4lib 2019 presentation by Carli Spina.
How to Meet WCAG (Quick Reference)
Put forth by the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative, provides a quick reference to WCAG 2 requirements and techniques.
IT Accessibility Laws and Policies
From the U.S. General Services Administration
Types of Assistive Technology
University of California-Berkeley's list of assistive technology tools "...used by people with disabilities to accomplish tasks."
WCAG 2.0 Checklists
Checklists for WCAG 2.0 levels A, AA and AAA.
Web Accessibility Checklist
From ADA Best Practices Tool Kit for State and Local Governments
Web AIM, Web Accessibility In Mind
2019 WebAIM, Center for Persons with Disabilities, Utah State University
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
WCAG applies to dynamic content, multimedia and mobile technologies. From the W3C Web Accessibility Inititative.
“Think Accessible Before You Buy”
Questions to Ask to Ensure that the Electronic Resources Your Library Plans to Purchase are Accessible. Presented by (ASCLA), (ALA)