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NYU LibGuide Accessibility

A comprehensive resource for achieving digital accessibility best practice for NYU Libraries Research Guides.

A11y Remediation Overview

Project's Purpose

To bring our LibGuides into digital accessibility compliance we will need each Guide, and all pages within that Guide, to meet a series of accessibility milestones explained in the Milestones section of this Guide. 

As LibGuide owners and editors you’re all a11y champions in the making!

We’ve updated the resources you’ll need to do this work:

  • Use the Guide Owners Summer Remediation Project Tool Kit to help you complete the work
    • also included as accessible alternatives in a Word and PDF doc

Guide Contents:

  • an overview of the project,
  • important milestone dates,
  • checklists,
  • web accessibility support info,
  • process for reporting your accomplishments for each Guide via the LibGuide Accessibility Progress Form (Google Form).

We’ll share updates and additional information via email every two weeks, but this Guide can be used to regularly receive support for the remediation work.

A11y Remediation Support

In addition to the resources within this guide, scheduled workshops and drop-in hours, we’re available for consultations so email us at lib-ux-group@nyu.edu to set something up.

Accessibility icon.  Stick figure with arms and legs outstretched.Thank you!

We’re looking forward to working with you and celebrating your accomplishments!

Iris & Lauren

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How to Report Your Progress

Use the LibGuides Accessibility Progress Form (Google Form) to record your guide's accessibility updates (also available in the navigation area of this Guide). 

Follow these steps to report your progress on each Guide:

  1. Select the guide that you’re reporting progress on
    • Guide editors can report progress on guides they are working on with owners
  2. Select which milestones are complete for that guide.
    • Note: complete means that this milestone is done for all the tabs/pages of the guide, including pages in tabbed boxes.
  3. Report which milestones aren’t relevant to your guide (i.e. no images, not tables, etc.)
  4. If you have questions or additional comments you can include them and UX will get back to you. The form will record your email address.
  5. Submit!

UX will do checks for guides and send out regular reports on progress.

Video Introduction to Web Accessibility and W3C Standards