Auditing the accessibility of electronic resources.
|dc.identifier.citation||George, S., Clement, E. and Hudson, G. (2014). Auditing the accessibility of electronic resources. SCONUL Focus, 62, pp. 15-23.||en_US|
|dc.description.abstract||This paper describes a project undertaken by the University of Bradford library to assess systematically the accessibility of our electronic resources, and gives recommendations for others wishing to do the same with their collections. Since the 2001 Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (SENDA), academic libraries in the UK have had a legal duty to provide all students with information in a form accessible to them, an obligation strengthened by the 2010 Equality Act (c. 15) to include all kinds of impairments, not just visual. The change in information sources from print to electronic has raised further challenges to providing access to information for all library users. Electronic resources have the potential to address many of the accessibility needs of our readers, but concerns have been growing in the higher education sector that the way in which e-resources are delivered can make them less accessible.||en_US|
|dc.rights||© 2014, The Authors. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's Open Access self-archiving policy.||en_US|
|dc.subject||Electronic resources (E-resources)||en_US|
|dc.title||Auditing the accessibility of electronic resources.||en_US|
|dc.type.version||published version paper||en_US|