Introduction to LibA11y

A guide for making our library content accessible

In the library world, we create a lot of content. This short guide is designed to help content creators make this content accessible to everyone. In addition to explaining how to make our content accessible, we'll aim to explain why these methods are needed. We hope this makes universal access easier to implement.

Part one explains the basics about web accessibility. Part two explains best practices for your content. Part three is a list of tools and resources. While the best practices will make more sense after reading part one, feel free to skip to the best practices as you need them.

First, why should we care?

We can't sit on our laurels and assume that our content can be used by everyone.

Version One created April 2019 by Jerry Yarnetsky, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.