[aserl_coll_assess] Library Accessibility Alliance launches new webinar series
From: John Burger (jburgeraserl.org)
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2020 08:04:44 -0700 (PDT)

The Library Accessibility Alliance (LAA) Steering Committee is pleased to share 
news about an upcoming webinar series for Fall 2020.  The webinars are 
available at no charge, and will be recorded for later playback.  For more 
information these activities, please see the Big Ten Academic Alliance website 
-- https://www.btaa.org/library/accessibility/reports (The LAA website is in 

An Introduction to Disability:  This webinar will walk the audience through 
what is disability and how it is defined.  The session is interactive.  In this 
session you will learn about why disability laws are important, what libraries 
should think about in terms of their own accessibility for people with 
disabilities, and how compliance and accessibility are fundamentally different 

Presenter:  JJ Pionke -- Applied Health Sciences Librarian and Assistant 
Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

September 30, 2020 -- 1pm ET / 12pm Central


Disability Awareness -- Use of physical spaces by persons with disabilities

Presenters:  JJ Pionke -- Applied Health Sciences Librarian and Assistant 
Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Heidi M. Schroeder -- 
MLIS, Accessibility Coordinator, Michigan State University Libraries; + 
possibly others TBD

October 23, 2020  -- 2pm ET / 1pm Central


Website Accessibility 101 & Library Resources: Learn the language of web 
accessibility and how to apply and use it in your library websites and 
evaluations of e-resources. This webinar will provide a high-level look at what 
makes a website accessible, some of the common challenges we face working with 
library databases, and how the Library Accessibility Alliance and its database 
testing program can help librarians advocate for more compliant resources.

Presenter:  Sara Belmont -- Web Developer, W&M Libraries | William & Mary

November 10, 2020  -- 2pm ET / 1pm Central


Overview of E-Resource Assessment Process

Presenter: Grey L. Pierce -- Assistant Director, MSU Usability/Accessibility 
Research and Consulting, Michigan State University

December 1, 2020  -- 2pm ET / 1pm Central


We hope you find these of interest.  On behalf of the LAA Steering Committee,


John Burger, Executive Director
Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)
c/o Robert W. Woodruff Library
540 Asbury Circle, Suite 316
Atlanta, GA  30322

404-218-4207 -- cellular

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