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Responsibilities of Head of Electronic Resources and Services, Mullen Library


Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008


The Library Head of Electronic Resources and Services is responsible for being the point person who reviews library licenses to ensure the terms of the license do not limit the library's ability to make the material accessible.




Report of the ARL Joint Task Force on Services to Patrons with Print Disabilities, Nov. 2, 2012.
Excellent guidance for the University community and those who review contracts for the libraries. E-book accessibility may involve as many as three different considerations, the accessibility of the content, the accessibility of the reading platform, and the accessibility of the device. As libraries purchase licenses, there should be a point person ensuring the terms of use of the license do not limit libraries ability to make the material accessible-as accessibility features may not be built into the vendor platform or the terms and conditions of the license.

This summary also includes an overview of the Hathi Trust decision, status of rulemaking on web page accessibility, and recommendations for libraries on how to ensure compliance with disability law.


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