[Athen] FW: Web accessibility and university librariesRE: athen-list Digest, Vol 111, Issue 2

Adina Mulliken am2621 at hunter.cuny.edu
Thu Apr 2 15:32:53 PDT 2015

A few corrections to my last email, now that it's quiet at the reference desk. Sorry I always mix up University of Pennsylvania and Penn State. (I should have said Penn State.)

Also, this isn't what you asked about, but the language of the Penn State agreement says "search engine" instead of "discovery tool". "University shall implement a search engine that is Accessible in accordance with WCAG 2.0 Level AA that can search across all Library collections, including, but not limited to, e-journals, databases and e-books". Discovery tools would be the closest thing to being able to do that, but the current discovery tool vendors don't have agreements with all the major database, ebook and e-journal vendors to be able to search them all.
From: Adina Mulliken
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HI Rachel,
University of Montana mentions libraries most in depth of the resolutions and settlements I've seen. University of Pennsylvania mentions the library too.
I think U Penn says that they agreed to get a discovery tool that searches across all databases, which is confusing since there aren't any discovery tools that do that.
University of Montana says more about training librarians about web accessibility, etc. Here are the links I have-
University of Montana Accessibility Resolution Agreement - http://missoulian.com/um-accessibility-agreement/pdf_e34b65de-afac-11e3-a740-001a4bcf887a.html
NFB and Penn State Accessibility Complaint Resolved (Oct 11, 2011) Summary from Educause. - http://www.educause.edu/blogs/jcummings/nfb-and-penn-state-resolve-us-dept-justice-civil-rights-complaint


Adina Mulliken
Assistant Professor, Librarian
Social Work and Public Health Library
Hunter College, CUNY
Phone: 212-396-7665

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1. 25 Days Left to Submit Proposals for Accessing Higher Ground
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*Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web & Technology Conference ?
November 16-20, 2015*

AHG 2015 is now accepting proposals for its 18th Annual Conference in Westminster, Colorado.

*AHG focuses on accessible media, Universal Design, best practices for web & media design, *

*accessible curriculum, alternate format and other topics related to accessibility *

*in higher education and other environments. *

*The proposal submission deadline is April 25.*

More information and a link to the online proposal form <http://accessinghigherground.org/proposalform2015.php> can be found at our speaker information page <http://accessinghigherground.org/speaker_info2015.php> .

*Contact Howard Kramer at *hkramer at ahead.org* or 303-492-8672 <303-492-8672> with questions. *

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Hi, esteemed list.

I am looking for accessibility complaints, legal cases, etc that specifically refer to college and university library web site accessibility. I am looking at the AHEAD legal database, but thought I would reach out to all of you to see if you had readily available examples.


Dr. Rachel S. Thompson
Director, Emerging Technology and Accessibility Center for Instructional Technology University of Alabama http://accessibility.ua.edu


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