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Katya Pereyaslavska named ARL Visiting Program Officer for accessibility and universal design -

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has announced the appointment of Katya Pereyaslavska as a visiting program officer (VPO) for accessibility and universal design, effective October 1, 2014. Pereyaslavska is the Scholars Portal Accessibility Librarian at the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) and the University… Read More

Thieme Chemistry relaunches website with new design and improved accessibility -

Thieme Chemistry has relaunched its website for chemists. Along with a new design, the expanded features improved technology and an optimised user-friendly interface. Users now enjoy even faster access to the comprehensive content as well as Thieme Group products for chemists.… Read More

Cambridge University Press adopts three new initiatives to improve the visibility and accessibility of digital content -

Academic publisher Cambridge University Press has announced the adoption of three new initiatives, each designed to improve the visibility and accessibility of digital content. Kudos is designed to boost the impact of content published online. Articles are enhanced with additional information by authors (such as… Read More

ARL urges FCC to support e-reader accessibility -

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) submitted reply comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) opposing a petition filed by the Coalition of E-Reader Manufacturers on September 13, 2013. The manufacturers are requesting a waiver from the FCC that would exempt e-readers from the requirement that… Read More

Elsevier and EarthChem implement two-way linking for Earth Sciences content -

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, and EarthChem, a portal facilitating discovery and accessibility of a consortium of databases, have implemented two-way linking between their respective Earth Sciences content. Elsevier-published research articles from 32 journals, hosted on SciVerse ScienceDirect will be automatically linked to the corresponding research datasets… Read More

University of Cincinnati Libraries selects Serials Solutions Summon discovery service to enhance accessibility -

Serials Solutions, a US-based provider of tools and services for libraries and a business unit of ProQuest LLC, has announced that the University of Cincinnati Libraries have selected Serials Solutions Summon web-scale discovery service to enhance the accessibility of its vast array of e-resources and library… Read More

Elsevier announced winner of JISC Techdis Award for Accessibility -

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has won the first JISC TechDis Publisher Lookup Award. The award recognises publishers who excel in changing and adapting their business processes to meet their customers’ accessibility needs. The JISC TechDis Publisher Lookup Awards are the brainchild of Alistair McNaught, senior advisor… Read More

FCC releases working paper addressing accessibility and technology issues -

The Federal Communications Commission has issued the agency’s first ever working paper addressing accessibility and technology issues. Part of a series of working papers released in conjunction with the National Broadband Plan, the paper considers the numerous barriers to broadband usage faced by people with disabilities,… Read More

JISC TechDis launches new tool to improve internet accessibility -

Educational advisory service JISC TechDis, UK, has announced the beta release of a new internet browser tool that seeks to make information on the web more accessible for everyone, especially disabled users. The JISC TechDis toolbar has been created in partnership with the University of Southampton’s… Read More

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