Session 1: Assessing Your Library Website: Making Your Website More Accessible
Website accessibility continues to gain importance as organizations realize that there are serious legal consequences for websites that aren’t usable by people with disabilities. However, it is not always immediately practical to rebuild a website in its entirety to meet accessibility criteria.
In this one-hour webinar—the first part of a three-part workshop on library websites—web developer and library services manager Laura Solomon briefly discusses the legal landscape and then breaks down some concrete actions and changes you can make specifically to your website’s content to make it more accessible.
About Laura Solomon
Laura Solomon, MCIW, MLS, is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network and a W3C-certified front-end web developer. She has been doing web development and design for more than twenty years, in both public libraries and as an independent consultant. She specializes in developing with Drupal. She is a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. She’s written three books about social media and content marketing specifically for libraries, and speaks nationally on both these and technology-related topics. As a former children’s librarian, she enjoys bringing the “fun of technology” to audiences and in giving libraries the tools they need to better serve the virtual customer