Accessibility Update: Section 508 and WCAG in a Library 2.0 World, Case Study Exercise

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Case study exercise for 2009 LITA National Forum preconference session, "Accessibility Update: Section 508 and WCAG in a Library 2.0 World"

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Accessibility Update: Section 508 and WCAG in a Library 2.0 World, Case Study Exercise

  1. 1. Accessibility Update: Section 508 and WCAG in a Library 2.0 World Case Study Exercise<br />Nina McHale<br />LITA National Forum<br />October 1-2, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Case 1: Library Tutorial<br />Home-grown CQ Researcher Tutorial<br />Created with Captivate<br />URL: http://library.auraria.edu/~ksobel/tutorials/cqresearcher/index.html<br />
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  7. 7. Case 2: Skyline Catalog<br />Auraria Library’s catalog<br />Vendor: Innovative Interfaces, Inc.<br />Includes local customizations made by Web Librarian<br />http://skyline.cudenver.edu<br />
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  12. 12. Case 3: Academic Search Premier<br />“Advanced Search” screen<br />Vendor: EBSCO<br />URLs vary by institutional subscription<br />EBSCO’s accessibility statement:<br />http://www.ebscohost.com/thisTopic.php?topicID=844&marketID=1<br />
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  17. 17. Case 4: Twitter<br />Twitter home page<br />URL: twitter.com<br />Of note: www.accessibletwitter.com (in alpha)<br />
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  22. 22. Case Study 5: University of Michigan Libraries Home Page<br />URL: http://www.lib.umich.edu/<br />Newly launched Drupal site<br />
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  27. 27. Case 6: LibGuides<br />Auraria Library subject guide home page<br />Uses LibGuides CMS<br />Vendor: SpringShare<br />URL: guides.auraria.edu/subject/<br />
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  32. 32. Case 7: Academic OneFile<br />“Power Search” screen<br />Vendor: Gale Cengage<br />URL varies by institutional subscription<br />Gale Cengage’s accessibility statement<br />
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  37. 37. Case 8: Facebook<br />facebook.com<br />Facebook’s accessibility statement<br />
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  42. 42. Case 9: Library of Congress <br />LOC home page<br />www.loc.gov<br />
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  47. 47. Case 10: Library Blog<br />AurariaLibrary FYI news blog<br />Google’s Blogger platform<br />URL: aurarialibraryfyi.blogspot.com<br />
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  52. 52. Case 11: World Cat Local<br />WorldCat at Auraria<br />Vendor: OCLC<br />aurarialibrary.worldcat.org<br />
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  57. 57. Case 12: Delicious<br />Delicious home page<br />delicious.com<br />Discussion thread<br />

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