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How Accessible Is Our Collection? Performing an E-Resources Accessibility Review [NASIG Webinar]

NOTE: Smith's SER group is registered to watch at the FC Annex.

As usage of electronic resources has grown, ensuring that e-resources are accessible by users with disabilities has often gone ignored. While vendors are increasingly taking steps to address this issue, there is a noticeable lack of consistency across e-resource platforms. American University Library undertook a project to assess the accessibility of its subscribed e-resources and documented the efforts being made by vendors to make their products accessible. This webinar will describe methods and resources for compiling an accessibility inventory, and outline how libraries can further engage with vendors on this crucial issue. The webinar is adapted from a session held at the 2017 NASIG conference in Indianapolis, IN.




Michael Fernandez is the Electronic Resources Librarian at American University, where he oversees an ERM unit responsible for providing access to a diverse array of databases, e-journals, e-books, and datasets. He received his MLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has previously held positions at the National Library of Medicine and the University of Mary Washington. His research interests include licensing, collection management, and ERM staffing.


This webinar will be recorded and made available to registrants after the webinar is completed.

 Late registration dates to purchase recording: October 19, 2017 through April 18, 2018. After April 18, 2018 the recording will be made freely available.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Discovery & Access Conference Room
Smith College
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