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Screen-reader accessible referencing guidance: working with disabled people to rethink how we do it

Peach, Thomas ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7975-2621 and Tuke, Holly (2021) Screen-reader accessible referencing guidance: working with disabled people to rethink how we do it. In: Academic Libraries North 2021, 8th - 9th September 2021, Lancaster University (online). (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 have given Universities new directives for making accessible documentation. More importantly, social and disability justice movements ask us to develop inclusive environments for disabled students and staff. Referencing stylistics is often an exclusionary task and libraries’ support guidance often continues that exclusion, particularly for screen-reader users, whose screen-readers may not parse punctuation and formatting.

In this lightning talk, we will reflect on the difficulties of referencing stylistics for visually-impaired, low-vision, and blind people, and share our approach, as sighted and visually-impaired colleagues, to co-creating new kinds of audibly accessible referencing guidance which centres the needs and experiences of screen-reader users. Our lightning talk will also show that it's possible to advocate for accessibility in a short space of time.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Unpublished
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
School/Department: Library and Learning Services
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/5538

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