Creating Disability LibGuides with Accessibility in Mind

J. J. Pionke, Jaena Manson

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Abstract

The Americans with Disabilities Act created regulations for the accessibility of buildings and services for individuals with disabilities, but libraries still have a deficit in information highlighting disability and accessibility. Using LibGuides 2.0 software, the authors created 22 accessible guides on disabilities, disability theory, and assistive technology. The initial response from users was positive and included feedback as the guides continue to be improved and built upon. This article is a case study on the creation of the guides from a disability and accessibility standpoint.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-79
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Web Librarianship
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Library orientation
  • Access to information
  • Academic libraries -- Illinois
  • People with disabilities
  • Self-help devices for people with disabilities
  • Illinois
  • United States. Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • accessibility
  • disability
  • information seeking
  • LibGuides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences

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