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Friday, May 21 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Accessibility and E-Resources: Why it matters to E-Resource Managers, and what you can do.

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The degree to which electronic resources meet accessibility standards varies. E-resources that do not meet these standards are not only problematic for users with accessibility needs, but they can also leave institutions vulnerable to legal action. Luckily, there is increasing awareness among librarians and publishers about the importance of e-resource accessibility. Because of this growing awareness, some changes in library workflows are already occurring. E-resource licenses increasingly include accessibility clauses, and accessibility compliance can be indicated in ERM systems, for example. Additionally, many publishers are providing accessibility statements and documentation. This presentation provides basic information about accessibility and e-resources, why it is important, and what actions the have been taken at the presenter’s library toward addressing this important issue.

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Heidi Zuniga

Librarian, Colorado State University

Friday May 21, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
On Demand (pre-recorded)