Digital Accessibility for Library Work

$175.00

Dates: September 6 - October 3

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

We can’t all be digital accessibility experts, but we can all become digital accessibility amateurs. In this course, you will learn the basic principles and specific rules of international accessibility standards, and practice applying them to key areas of library work. You will develop the skills to assess accessibility features and barriers in electronic resources, to create digital content that can be used by all, and to advise digital scholars on access concerns. As a result of your work in this course, you will be able to recognize accessibility barriers, understand accessible design, and communicate that knowledge to colleagues with less digital accessibility experience.

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Course Information

Session

Credits

1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Registration dates

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

We can’t all be digital accessibility experts, but we can all become digital accessibility amateurs. In this course, you will learn the basic principles and specific rules of international accessibility standards, and practice applying them to key areas of library work. You will develop the skills to assess accessibility features and barriers in electronic resources, to create digital content that can be used by all, and to advise digital scholars on access concerns. As a result of your work in this course, you will be able to recognize accessibility barriers, understand accessible design, and communicate that knowledge to colleagues with less digital accessibility experience.

Learning Goals

As a result of taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Know the basics of digital accessibility
  • Apply accessibility standards to typical library work including:
    • assessing electronic resources
    • developing digital content
    • supporting digital scholarship
  • Translate specialized accessibility knowledge for non-specialist audiences

Methods of Instruction

  • Readings: online text and video lectures prepared by the instructor with demonstration of key concepts
  • Quizzes: questions to test understanding of readings

Stephanie Rosen

Stephanie RosenStephanie Rosen is a librarian scholar who brings insights from disability studies (and its intersections with feminist, queer, and critical race studies) into library administration and digital education. She is Senior Associate Librarian and Accessibility Specialist at the University of Michigan Library and holds a PhD in English from University of Texas at Austin.

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Special Session

Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount, or to be notified when it is next scheduled.

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