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dc.contributor.authorGeorge, Sarah*
dc.contributor.authorClement, Ellie*
dc.contributor.authorHudson, Grace*
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-02T15:33:40Z
dc.date.available2015-02-02T15:33:40Z
dc.identifier.citationGeorge, S., Clement, E. and Hudson, G. (2014). Auditing the accessibility of electronic resources. SCONUL Focus, 62, pp. 15-23.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/7112
dc.descriptionyesen_US
dc.description.abstractThis 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.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://www.sconul.ac.uk/page/focus-62en_US
dc.rights© 2014, The Authors. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's Open Access self-archiving policy.en_US
dc.subjectAccessibilityen_US
dc.subjectElectronic resources (E-resources)en_US
dc.subjectDisability supporten_US
dc.subjectEqualityen_US
dc.subjectUsabilityen_US
dc.titleAuditing the accessibility of electronic resources.en_US
dc.status.refereednaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionpublished version paperen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-25T11:16:30Z


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