Increasingly, funders at state and local levels require accessibility in licensed information products and services. What does that mean for libraries and content providers? Are there guidelines that ensure compliance? What guarantees are there? What are the challenges in developing robust accessibility in a product or service? How can decision-makers ensure that a product is compliant before they sign the license? This roundtable discussion offers an opportunity to hear from users, experts, and practitioners about what is working (and what’s not).
Confirmed roundtable participants include (among others) Rachel Comerford, Senior Director of Accessibility Outreach and Communications, Macmillan Learning; Violaine Iglesias, CEO, Cadmore Media; Stephen Kemsley, User Experience Manager and Web Accessibility Specialist (IAAP certified), ProQuest, a division of Clarivate; and John Unsworth, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, University of Virginia.
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