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Conference or Venue

CULS 2022, College and University Libraries Section, Kansas Library Association

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Accessibility to library resources and services in academic libraries is fundamental to

serving the discovery and scholarship needs of all students and faculty, whether they have disabilities or not. Equitable access in higher education can affect student grades and retention, but accessibility touches many different areas in library services, including making the physical building accessible, as well as instructional materials, the library’s website, Libguides, and library resources to those with vision, physical, and cognitive disabilities. Accessibility is vital for students with disabilities to obtain a college degree and complies with federal law. However, it also improves access to higher education for all students, including English as a second language students and those with different learning styles and undiagnosed disabilities. Come hear this presentation about accessibility that focuses on increasing the accessibility of online instructional tutorials on YouTube.