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NYU LibGuide Accessibility

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


Describe your Guide and your pages within a Guide!

Are your Guide and page titles and descriptions unique and clear? Do you have accurate and helpful metadata? 

  • Descriptions give users an idea if the Guide might help them with their research. 
  • It also improves search engine optimization (SEO) and discoverability. 
  • Keep descriptions concise, no more than a couple of sentences.

LibGuide Help Center Resources:

Screenshot of Springshare FAQ demonstrating how to edit description.

How to edit a guide's description:

  1. Click on the current description at the top of the guide (it will have a blue dashed underline). 
  2. In the text field that appears, enter the new description for the guide.
    • Maximum of 255 characters.
  3. Click on the blue checkmark button to save your changes.


Example 1:

This NYU LibGuide Accessibility Remediation Summer, 2020 Guide description is:

"Internal Division of Libraries resource guide to support Summer, 2020 accessibility (a11y) remediation."

Example 2:

The "Describe Your Guide" page description is:

"How to include a Guide description for access and discoverability."

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