[Eril-l] Core webinar: Improving Web Site Accessibility

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Wed Jan 19 04:10:00 PST 2022

*Cross posted to multiple lists*

Core webinar: Improving Web Site Accessibility

Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11 am Pacific, noon
Mountain, 1 pm Central, and 2 pm Eastern time.

Description: This webinar will discuss a project to assess the
accessibility of St. John’s University Library’s website using software
called Siteimprove and suggest various means by which libraries can
identify and fix accessibility problems within their websites.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this webinar, participants will gain an understanding of:


   why web accessibility is important;

   some common accessibility problems with library websites;

   methods for identifying and fixing accessibility problems on library

   how St. John’s University Libraries used Siteimprove to increase web
   accessibility; and

   some of the other services, such as WAVE (a free evaluation tool), which
   can be used to identify web accessibility problems.

Who should attend?

Webmasters or others who create or maintain web content for libraries, and
others who have an interest in web accessibility and usability.


Lois Cherepon, Director, Staten Island Campus Library, and Associate
Professor, holds an MA in English Literature and Community College Teaching
from the State University of New York at Binghamton, an MLS from Rutgers
University, and a BA in English Literature and Secondary Education from
Rutgers College. Lois has been a librarian for the past 35 years, including
in reference, law, and government documents, and teaches computer
applications and English composition. Research interests include legal
research, Catholic higher education for women, English literature, and
equity and access.

Ben Turner is Program Coordinator of Library Assessment and Inclusive
Practices and Associate Professor, St. John’s University. Ben holds an MA
from Hunter College, CUNY, an MLIS from The University of British Columbia,
and a BA (Hons.) from Concordia University. His research interests include
library assessment, library instruction, and equity and inclusion in the


Registration Fees:  Core Member $43; Non-member $59; Group rate $129;
Student $0

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to
the following website:


Core webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording
shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration at ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to Core webinars, please
contact Core CE staff at corece at ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the Core Continuing Education Committee.
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