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Welcome to the ASCLA Wiki! The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association, enhances the effectiveness of library service by providing networking, enrichment and educational opportunities for its diverse members, who represent state library agencies, libraries serving special populations, multitype library organizations and independent librarians.

Statement on Web Accessibility

In accordance with ASCLA’s Vision Statement to provide leadership within ALA on making library services accessible to all, the ASCLA Wiki will adhere to web accessibility standards established by the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative (W3C WAI), Section 508, and the United States Access Board. Web accessibility is a vital concern among members of ASCLA. Information posted to the ASCLA Wiki that is not compliant with these accessibility standards may be removed.


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Think Accessible Before You Buy

The Accessibility for Electronic Media Ad Hoc Committee is pleased to present the first edition of "Think Accessible Before You Buy: Questions to Ask to Ensure that the Electronic Resources Your Library Plans to Purchase are Accessible. This guide has been compiled to help library service staff "think accessible" as they consider purchasing computer based electronic resources or internet services, and to advocate and promote equality of access for library patrons and staff with disabilities. The guide includes a glossary of commonly used terms associated with electronic resources and accessibility, as well as user friendly questions, considerations, examples, and checklists to help library staff evaluate if computer based electronic resources or internet services are accessible for people with disabilities.

Download the entire "Think Accessible Before You Buy" guide: Think Accessible Before You Buy (Accessible PDF) | Think Accessible Before You Buy (MS Word)

Accessibility to Library Databases and Other Online Library Resources for People with Disabilities