Clayton Copeland will be our guest on the Librarian.Support real time session. Join us Thursday April 2nd at 9 am Eastern Time.
Topics will include: Universal Design and accessibility
The session will be recorded
Dr. Clayton A. Copeland is Director of the SLIS Laboratory for Leadership in the Equity of Access and Diversity (LLEAD) and helps manage the Linda Lucas Walling Collection for Universal Access. Her research focuses upon equity of access to information for underserved populations and literacy. She also pursues research interests in technology, Universal Design, facilities planning, materials and programming for children and young adults, and information behavior.
Accessibility Resources List
Dr. Clayton A. Copeland
Faculty & Director, Laboratory for Leadership in Equity & Diversity (LLEAD)
School of Library and Information Science
University of South Carolina
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Apple, Inc. (n.d.). Accessibility. Retrieved from: http://www.apple.com/accessibility/
An overview of the accessibility features offered through Apple/Mac products, including Switch Control, Text to Speech, and Voiceover.
Center for Applied Special Technology. (2018). Retrieved from http://www.cast.org/our-work/research-development#.WNmLfDvyvIU
The homepage for the CAST website. This site provides information about their organization and what they are currently doing to make education more inclusive.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, 20 U.S.C. § 1401
A law aimed at improving education for students who are differently able.
[LarsensSyndrome]. (2009, Aug. 17). A family visit to the library. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQAzFE85Sck&feature=related
A short video about a family visiting the library, and how accessible the library is for individuals in wheelchairs. (~8 minutes)
Learning Ally. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.learningally.org/
The homepage for the Learning Ally website. This site provides information about their organization and the resources they offer for parents, educators, and students.
Linda Lucas Walling Collection for Universal Access. (2017). Retrieved from http://llwcollection.libsci.sc.edu/
The homepage for the Walling Collection website. This site provides information about the collection along with helpful resources for evaluating books for use with differently abled individuals.
Microsoft Corporation. (n.d.). Microsoft accessibility. Retrieved from: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/
Accessibility developments and Accessibility Tools for Businesses, Organizations and Governments provided by Microsoft.
National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS). (2020). Retrieved from http://www.loc.gov/nls/
The homepage for the NLS website. This site provides information about their organization and their current activities.
SC Talking Books Services. (2017). Retrieved from http://sctalkingbook.org/
The homepage for SC Talking Books website. This site provides information about their organization and allows users to browse their collection.
The Center for Universal Design in Education. (2018). Retrieved from http://www.washington.edu/doit/programs/center-universal-design-education/overview
The homepage for the CUDE website. This site provides information and resources about Universal Design at all education levels.
The South Carolina Assistive Technology Program. (2017). Retrieved from http://scatp.med.sc.edu/
The homepage for the SCATP website. This site provides information about their program and the resources they offer.
Web Accessibility Initiative. (2018, February). Introduction to web accessibility. Retrieved from: https://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/accessibility.php
An easy to read overview of the many aspects involved in Web Accessibility.
Discussion of many tests and tools, and their place in an overall accessibility effort. Tests and tools are a first step, but most important is knowledge and commitment of the web development team
WebAim. (n.d.). Articles and tutorials. Retrieved from http://www.webaim.org/articles/
Articles and tutorials on web accessibility from WebAIM.
WebAIM. (n.d.). Creating accessible web content in Dreamweaver. Retrieved from http://www.webaim.org/techniques/dreamweaver/
Includes an Accessibility Test that can be run against your code.
WebAIM. (n.d.). Microsoft Word – creating accessible documents. Retrieved from http://webaim.org/techniques/word/
An article on creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word.
WebAIM. (2016). WCAG 2.0 checklist. Retrieved from http://www.webaim.org/standards/wcag/WCAG2Checklist.pdf
Web accessibility guidelines checklist.