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Accessibility in Scholarly Communication

Scholarly communication librarians and practitioners have increasingly joined the call for improved web accessibility. The following are only a sampling of recent work in open education, journal publishing, and institutional repositories:






This listing of resources only scratches the surface of topics that scholarly communication practitioners could consider while implementing accessibility practices. All the same, many of these studies point out gaps in our policies and practices when it comes to ensuring accessibility. In the remainder of this book, we’ll consider a variety of case studies that show how some are incorporating accessibility into their work. These studies fall under the following headings:


  • Planning: What policies, user-centered practices, and author engagement strategies can inform accessibility work?


  • Administering: How can platforms/systems be audited for accessibility? What workflows, assessments, and staffing choices can support this work?


  • Media, Data, and STEM resources: What are unique considerations to take into account for these materials?


  • Advocacy: How can libraries and librarians collaboratively advocate for change?


  • Learning: Where can you go to find out more?


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Accessibility in Scholarly Communication by Talea Anderson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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