Accessibility and CCC Libraries with Sean Keegan (Director, CCC Accessibility Center) - Shared screen with speaker view
Love the music intro. :)
This day, that day, the other day...
I counted 21 wireless devices on my home network between me, husband and three kids working online from home.
Wow Michelle, lol.
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CCC Accessibility Center https://cccaccessibility.org/
They got sued over an accessibility issue?
They're naughty on ADA Compliance. Right? :)
We have all been sued for accessibility issues
Elizabeth - Coastline
All been sued
They’ve all been sued for ADA compoliance?
YouTube Studio does have an edit feature. :) So there should be little excuse for awkward auto captions.
Most people are not doing audio descriptions, though.
Elevators and ramps
Require wheelchair ramps
wide aisles, too
Where is this one?
Yes, too often
Totally. Was recently wheelchair bound after surgery, there are some alarming physical accessibility challenges on campus!
Hi Cynthia! Hope you are doing better now.
Hi Romelia, yes thank you!
Also, anyone pushing a stroller with a small human or two. Amazing how difficult it is to get around and how that experience opens one’s eyes to the mobility challenged.
When did WCAG 2.1 come out again?
Do you know when WCAG 2.2 is coming?
Well, this is one question for James. How many of our vendors safely at 2.1 right now vs. "striving towards"?
All depends on what you mean by safely at.
A lot of vendors even say they are at 2.0 but if you look at the VPATs they have several “meets with exceptions” items.
And none even claim to be at 2.1. Gale and EBSCO say they’re working towards.
That's what I thought but it had to be asked since theoretically they've now had almost two years. :) Am I surprised? No. :)
To get streaming video products to 2.1 is herculean.
For institutions that don't have a content management system yet for the college-wide website on your campus, here's your ammunition as to why that is important. :)
URL for that Santa Monica College Canvas apps page?
I can comment on the appeal in a few minutes.
NEL - https://blog.archive.org/2020/03/24/announcing-a-national-emergency-library-to-provide-digitized-books-to-students-and-the-public/
Hello, will you be covering databases today, especially how to assist a blind student navigate them to find articles?
It would be great to know which databases were deemed inaccessible by the lawsuit
Canvas - https://cccaccessibility.org/web/canvas-accessibility/accessible-content-in-canvas
Gale and JSTOR were specifically mentioned
Ironically Gale is one of the best on this front. Again, no library database is currently WCAG 2.0 or 2.1 without exceptions.
JSTOR is and has always been one of the poorest performers.
Eventhough Gale will make accessible copies for free?
Will the CCC Accessibility Center be adding information to support library staff and faculty in helping make library database or website content more accessible?
(To their support center / website)
April Cunningham -- Library
That will be great, Sean!
I suspect the issue with Gale may be the videos included or was it actually the articles/PDF? (ProQuest seems to have a larger issue on videos if you ever look at a Central trial. I still see non-captioned videos sometimes still coming up).
Videos and PDFs
We've been denied renewal for example of DSM-5 online due to their non-WCAG 2.1 compliance. It seems though that there's room for alternative adaptation I wonder if our contracts procurement specialists are reading the Payan judgment too literally (or misreading it entirely)?
Again, to get videos up to WCAG standards is tough. You can’t just caption what is spoken. You have to have descriptors of all activities on screen. That will be colossally expensive and time consuming.
I'm very afraid that each of our renewals will be denied in a domino effect
@JonathanLee With DSM-5 can you provide alternative coverage from print version?
I hear you
Nena may have been right about the apocalypse, then. ;)
Hello All, if anyone has worked with students who use screen readers to navigate databases and has any tips to share, I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks!
Great presentation, Sean! Thank you.
So, if we can't provide full accessibility, we need resources to provide accommodations right?
@Frances - I will see if we can get some of that information on our website. That’s a great idea.
Thanks James and Sean!
Thank you all!
Very helpful, thank you