Digital accessibility is crucial to ensuring equal access to information for all individuals. Academic libraries are at the forefront of this movement, spearheading efforts and adopting best practices to deliver resources and services that meet the needs of everyone we serve. This session will share the coordinated implementation of digital accessibility initiatives across multiple departments within the University of Central Florida (UCF) Libraries by exploring UCF's Digital Accessibility Policy, discovering the pivotal role of stakeholders, and delving into the collaborative efforts of the Digital Accessibility Task Force.
Through a comprehensive examination of strategies, participants will gain valuable insights into optimizing accessibility across multiple library systems, including the website, LibGuides, eResources, and the institutional repository. We will provide an overview of best practices for creating and remediating a wide array of content to meet digital accessibility standards.
This will include materials obtained by the library, those produced by the library, locally created resources, and materials hosted by the library. Participants will gain practical strategies and actionable steps to enhance accessibility across diverse library systems, effectively reaching all users and fostering inclusive information access in their institutions.
Florida Association of College & Research Libraries
October 20, 2023
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Orlando (Main) Campus
Ciullo, Bobby; Dotson, Lee; Duff, Sara; Murphey, Missy; and Trnka, Rachel E., "Our Digital Accessibility Journey: Charting an Inclusive Path in an Academic Library" (2023). Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 1243.