[Eril-l] database accessibility

Hana Levay levay at uw.edu
Wed Mar 25 16:36:07 PDT 2020

Hi all,

Thanks for the shout out about my presentation at ER&L. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about the work we’ve been doing. Here’s a link to the recorded version of my presentation: https://erl2020.mediasiteservices.com/watch/f95f32c0-352e-4272-b29f-9eb7c9652343 (anyone can get free access to the ERL sessions now)
I’ve actually decided to have various student employees who now have no work to do continue the testing we started. Who knows, maybe we’ll actually be able to test them all!

The summary is that we try to accomplish the key tasks of the resource using only the keyboard. Then, if we find we cannot accomplish those tasks, we will work with the vendor to help fix the problems. (We haven’t done too much of the follow up part yet. We’ve been focused on getting a current snapshot so far.)


From: Eril-l <eril-l-bounces at lists.eril-l.org> On Behalf Of Mueth, Sarah
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:07 AM
To: 'Loder, Julie L' <julie.loder at Vanderbilt.Edu>; Heather Crozier <h-crozier at onu.edu>; eril-l at lists.eril-l.org
Subject: Re: [Eril-l] database accessibility

I actually went to a session about evaluating database accessibility at ER&L last week, which was presented by Hana Levay at University of Washington. One of the basic evaluations she suggested using was keyboard testing. https://www.washington.edu/accessibility/checklist/keyboard/

It seems like a good place to start and now I have a new idea for working from home!

From: Eril-l <eril-l-bounces at lists.eril-l.org<mailto:eril-l-bounces at lists.eril-l.org>> On Behalf Of Loder, Julie L
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:52 AM
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Subject: Re: [Eril-l] database accessibility

We do not have one, but what a great idea. I hope people will share with the list. Thanks!

From: Eril-l <eril-l-bounces at lists.eril-l.org<mailto:eril-l-bounces at lists.eril-l.org>> On Behalf Of Heather Crozier
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 10:40 AM
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Subject: [Eril-l] database accessibility

Hi all,

In order to help provide our staff some opportunities to work from home, I was hoping to pull together some kind of checklist or worksheet to have them evaluate database accessibility. It was a project I was planning to work on this summer.

Instead of recreating the wheel I thought I'd reach out and see if anyone already had anything that they are using and would be willing to share. If you do, please send it my way. Thank you!

Hope all of you are doing well!

Heather Crozier
Electronic Resources Librarian
Assistant Professor
Heterick Memorial Library
Ohio Northern University

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