The Accessible Website: If You Build It, Everyone Can Come

-Is your library website open, user friendly and accessible to people with disabilities? or
-Does an invisible door close when they try to use your site?

Libraries strive to be welcoming, friendly places for users of all types, including those with disabilities. From wheelchair ramps and handicapped parking to simple offerings such as large print books and good signage – these are some of the things that make a library’s physical space accessible. But what about the library’s online presence?

This webinar will shed light on some of the common barriers faced by certain users and will provide techniques for identifying and fixing the problems.

By the end of the one-hour webinar, participants will:
-Be aware of accessibility issues that people with disabilities encounter when accessing online content on websites
-Be able to utilize tools for checking websites, Word documents and —PowerPoint slide presentations for accessibility problems
-Be able to name at least three techniques for creating accessible content

This webinar will be of interest to all library staff who need an understanding of web content accessibility issues by users with disabilities, including administrators, managers, librarians, IT personnel and web developers.

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