a�?Accessibility in Actiona�? – May 18th – On-site group viewing of the webcast

ACRL/NY invites you to a group on-site viewing of the ACRL Live e-Learning Webcast:

a�?Accessibility in Actiona�?

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m. a�� 3:30 p.m.

Note: This is an invitation for an ON-SITE GROUP VIEWING of the webcast. You need to be on-site at one of the locations below to be able to view the webcast.

Recent Office of Civil Rights settlements involving higher education are prompting institutions to reexamine electronic and information technology accessibility. In this webcast, the presenters will review the impacts of these settlements and changes in the law; how to ensure libraries instructional content is accessible; review Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and its role in accessibility; and Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs) and how library vendors are demonstrating their products meet key requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The presenters will also provide attendees with a list of related resources to utilize at their institutions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about recent Office of Civil Rights settlements involving higher education.
  • Using popular file formats, make instructional content accessible.
  • Learn what Universal Design for Learning is and its role in accessibility.


Erin McCaffrey, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Regis University
Paul Betty, Research and Instruction Librarian, Regis University


Free to ACRL/NY and ACRL (national) members.

The following three sites are hosting the on-site group viewing.
To RSVP, please email the contact person at the location you would like to participate in the group viewing.

Queensborough Community College, CUNY, Room L313
222-05 56 Avenue, Bayside, NY 11364
Prof. Jeanne Galvin

Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY, Room S410M
199 Chambers Street,
New York , NY 10007
Prof. Robin Brown

Purchase College Library, SUNY, Director’s Conference Room
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577
Prof. Carrie Marten

The flyer:
ACRL-webcast-flyer-May 18 – 3 locations

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