Tag Archives: accessibility

Ebook Central enhances accessibility for researchers

(1 November 2017, Mountain View, CA)  ProQuest® Ebook Central has significantly enhanced its accessibility support to make content, including scholarly ebooks, easier to read and navigate, ensuring all researchers have equal access to its interface and content regardless of challenges, such as visual impairment. Developed in collaboration with specialists and designed for AA conformance level […]


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Project MUSE Implements Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) in Cooperation with Google Scholar, improving off-campus and mobile access to full text

(12 October 2017) Project MUSE, the trusted source for humanities and social science content from university presses and scholarly publishers, has expanded its relationship with Google Scholar to include implementation of Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA), providing seamless access to subscribed or purchased content for an institution’s users even when off campus or from a […]


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CHOR continues international expansion with Australian partnership

By Sara Girard   Australian Research Council and La Trobe University Launch Pilot Program with CHOR to Improve Public Access to Government-Sponsored Research in Peer Reviewed Publications (2 March 2017, New York, NY)  CHOR, a developer of public access research management solutions, today announced its second international pilot program to assist government funding agencies in the […]


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Digital libraries facilitate reading for the visually impaired

(18 May 2016) Shandong province has set up China’s first public electronic reading libraries for the visually impaired, according to chinadaily.com.cn on May 11. The library, supported by the public welfare lottery, will appear in 59 public service centers across the whole province, including 17 special educational schools to enable more people to receive education […]


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Singapore to preserve historical records, allow more public access

(7 March 2016, Singapore) Singapore will adopt a three-pronged approach to preserve its historical records, including making them more accessible to the public, said Communications and Information Minister Dr Yaacob Ibrahim at the opening ceremony of the Joint Technical Symposium on Monday (Mar 7). Dr Yaacob said the first step is to build and digitise the country’s […]


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How can you make resources accessible for those with disabilities?

(21 July 2015) Lisa Featherstone is a Jisc subject specialist advising on accessibility and inclusion. In this podcast, she offers her tips on using technology to create more flexible resources that can meet the needs of students with disabilities and learning impairments. Read the original blog post.


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HKU Libraries wins gold award

(14 April 2015) University Librarian, Peter Sidorko has announced that the HKU Libraries’ website, http://lib.hku.hk/, has taken its first gold award in the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 2015, jointly organised by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) and the Equal Opportunities Commission, Hong Kong. The accessibility features include all functions being performed […]


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