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20. Does your library have staff trained in Web accessibility for users with disabilities to test and check
Web products (databases, library management software, in-house branded pages, Web tutorials,
etc.) for accessibility? N=61
Yes 31 51%
No 30 49%
Accessible version of catalog is provided; research tutorial is provided in multiple modalities to provide greater
accessibility; accessibility is a criterion for purchase of new databases.
Informal training only.
Library systems staff and coordinator for services for users with disabilities.
Mostly the reference librarians notice problems with web accessibility issues.
Staff who assess for accessibility of products are self-trained and are called upon in an ad hoc basis for these
assessment. They work closely with users with disabilities to conduct the testing. There is no ongoing audit of page
accessibility on our website, though we are committed to reaching a WCAG 2.0 AA level.
Testers for NLSBPH and for general LC websites.
Testing/checking in-house branded pages, Web tutorials.
We aren’t sure we understood these two questions; we don’t have staff trained in helping users with disabilities create
web pages and we do have staff trained in evaluating web products for accessibility (sometimes with the help of users
We do have ITS staff who we consult regarding some of these issues but they are not experts. They consult with a
campus group for review of web documents. We haven’t gotten into looking at databases yet but it is on our agenda.
We only check our web pages/products created by our own personnel.
We run our website/applications through Wave (http://wave.webaim.org) and are aware of web accessibility standards.
Web Developer has some of these skills.
21. Please briefly describe the criteria your library uses for Web accessibility testing. N=29
508 compliance, W3C compliance.
Campus web communications provided the basis for our original web design, which was focused on access but there is
no ongoing assessment.
Compliance with Sec. 508.
Criteria are established according to The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards and Section 508 compliance.