As libraries continue to expand their virtual resources, they are given the task of compliance with the American Disabilities Act as well as following the web accessibility standards listed in the Revised 508 Compliance or the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Standards. One difficult part of working with the web accessibility standards is determining how to correctly update our resources to meet both these standards and also provide instruction. Each library will need to determine its answer, along with determining its library-wide expectations. I will present what current research has shown to be the most effective instructional approach for research guides and what WCAG 2.1 standards librarians can easily incorporate into their library’s research guides and tutorials. During my research process, I created a LibGuide content strategy and web accessibility checklist. While creating this checklist, I purposely designed it as a tool that any librarian could use to confirm whether they had met both their instructional and accessibility standards. During the presentation, I will highlight several key standards, helpful accessibility evaluation tools, and specifically how the checklist can be altered for other instructional resources.
Easterday, Justin, "Virtual Resources, ADA, and Web Accessibility Compliance: Is There Help? Yes!" (2022). University Libraries Workshops and Presentations. 26.