Accessibility and Metadata
What is it about?
Accessibility metadata has been a recurring theme in recent efforts aimed at promoting accessibility of educational and information resources to all regardless of their disabilities, cultural differences, language, etc. The purpose of this paper is to discuss developments related to creating accessibility terms for resource description, and to explore their potential in improving accessibility of library resources for people with disabilities.
Why is it important?
Research on library accessibility has been highly focused on whether library websites and databases are compliant to established accessibility guidelines. However in reality, not every resource in library is accessible for people with disabilities. Therefore, one way of helping users could be to properly annotate resources (such as eBooks, videos, audio books, etc.) by their accessibility attributes so that they can be discoverable by their right users. This paper thus encourages more works on the usage of metadata for improving accessibility in digital library environments
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