Answered By: Matthew Laudicina
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2017     Views: 31

What we have and what we do for ADA accessibility in the library

  • All library PCs have ReadWrite accessibility software by text help. TextHelp has helpful tools for a variety of types of issues such as selecting and reading aloud parts of the screen and converting PDF image documents into PDF with text documents and many other features.

  • The library bought a campus wide license for ReadWrite and that includes staff and student PCs with a downloadable install.

  • We post and maintain basic instructions for using ReadWrite as well as download and install links and instructions for students and staff.

  • Our new web page design has NYS accessibility standards built into the design contract.

  • We are in a continuous process of making all our online Web information conform to NYS accessibility standards checking pages on all sites and clearing up any accessibility issues as needed.

  • Staff who edit web content will be using the WAVE plugin to check their work and clear up ADA issues as they come up. Basic training for staff on repairing finding and fixing ADA issues will be set up and commence soon.

Links to Library ADA resources, online tools, and documents

Policies

http://library.newpaltz.edu/policies/disabili.html

ReadWrite

Instructions

http://library.newpaltz.edu/techpages/texthelp.html

Install instructions and download links

http://library.newpaltz.edu/techpages/readwriteinstall.html

WAVE & WAVE Plugin for checking accessibility of web pages

Web page

https://webaim.org/

http://wave.webaim.org/

Wave browser plugin

http://wave.webaim.org/extension/

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