March 8-10 Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Arlington, VA
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

B201: Electronic Resources UX & Accessibility

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ranti Junus, Systems & Electronic Resources Librarian, Michigan State University Libraries

A lot of accessibility tests discussed within the profession usually deal with our web presence, especially our library website. However, our offers to the users are more than just the website. We also offer access to the electronic resources we subscribe to. This presentation discusses the method and tools used to assess the electronic resources as a starting point. MSU Libraries also hired a blind student to help assess the interaction between a blind user with the e-resources, thus allowing us to review from the usability perspective. Junus discusses findings on why certain design decisions impact users with screen readers. A short, 3–5 minute video clip on how MSU Libraries’ blind students access its web presence using a screen reader will be shown so attendees can see her interact with the tool.

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