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Web Accessibility Blog Highlights Tools for Evaluating Digital Resources

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ARL visiting program officer Katya Pereyaslavska writes about evaluating the accessibility of digital resources in a new Web Accessibility in Research Libraries blog post, “The Value of Comparing Oranges to Oranges.” In her post, Pereyaslavska highlights a few tools that can help libraries in their e-resource procurement decisions: the vendor-generated Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), the VPAT Repository, and the forthcoming Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) vendor template. Read more about evaluating the accessibility of digital resources in “The Value of Comparing Oranges to Oranges.”

About the Blog

The Web Accessibility in Research Libraries blog is an enhancement of ARL’s Web Accessibility Toolkit, which aims to:

  • Promote the principles of accessibility, universal design, and digital inclusion.
  • Help research libraries achieve digital accessibility.
  • Connect research libraries with the tools, people, and examples they need to provide accessible digital content.

The ARL Accessibility and Universal Design Working Group hopes the blog will stimulate discussion of accessibility issues in the research library community and encourages individuals to share their ideas and knowledge by contributing posts to the blog.

Future blog topics might include:

  • Accessibility audits
  • Online learning
  • Special projects of interest

If you are interested in contributing a blog post, send e-mail to accessibility@arl.org.

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About ARL

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/.