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Library Electronic Accessibility Policy

Accessibility of library-licensed electronic collections

The SU Libraries will take accessibility into consideration when selecting electronic resources for purchase.  Specifically, the Libraries will:

  • Ask vendors of new resources to provide information in writing about their degree of compliance with Section 508 and their testing with adaptive equipment, or other criteria as standards of accessibility evolve. (See Appendix A of Electronic Collections and Accessibility for People with Disabilities proposal for suggested procedures and questions for vendors.)
  • Test new resources on adaptive equipment, with support of the Office of Disability Services as available.
  • Document decisions regarding the evaluation of new resources, based on these criteria.

Accessibility of locally-developed digital collections

The SU Libraries will develop strategies for ensuring that locally developed digital collections will also be accessible and compliant with Section 508 or other standards, following the model above.

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