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Paper: E-accessible Astronomy Resources
Volume: 433, Library and Information Services in Astronomy VI: 21st Century Astronomy Librarianship, From New Ideas to Action
Page: 131
Authors: Isaksson, E.
Abstract: Making online resources more accessible to physically challenged library users is a topic deserving informed attention from astronomy librarians. Recommendations like WCAG 2.0 standards and Section 508, in the United States, have proven valuable, and some vendors are already making their products compliant with them. But what about the wide variety of databases and other resources produced by astronomy information professionals themselves? Few, if any, of these are currently compliant with accessibility standards. Here we discuss some solutions to these accessibility challenges.
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