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Date: Wednesday, April 27 2022 OR Thursday, May 12, 2022
Time: Wed, April 27: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM OR 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM; Thurs May 12: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM OR 11:00 AM-12:00 PM OR 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM OR 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Join us for small sessions to learn about website accessibility. The same material will be presented at each of these sessions. Register for the date and time that works best for you. MVLS encourages ALL member library staff who maintain library websites to attend one of these sessions. Space in each session is limited to 10 individuals and registration is required.

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Outline of the topics that will be presented: 

  • Foundational Principles
    •  What is Digital Accessibility
    • Why Digital Accessibility is Important
    • 4 Pillars of Accessibility
    • Standards | WCAG A, AA, AAA
  • Making Environments Accessible
  • Accessibility Factors
    • Logical Flow
      • Headings
      • Navigation
    • Alt Tags / Alt Text
      • Introduction
      •  Informative Images
      • Decorative Images
      • Best Practices
    • Labeling and Tagging
    • Color Contrast 

The program will be presented by the staff of AKEA, a website design and accessibility firm in Lansing, Michigan. AKEA focuses on creating accessible websites that are easy to navigate for every single web visitor. 

This workshop is supported by federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to the New York State Library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).