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8 Reasons Information Professionals Should Care About Accessibility

This "blog" post (9-23-2011) by a Masters student in Library and Information Studies emphasizes, "A frequent positive side effect of accommodating people with disabilities is creating better usability for non-disabled customers." The author discusses many other relevant points for library professionals and educators.

Charlotte Flynn, Syracuse iSchool community

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Posted by: aura on Mon Oct 17, 2011 at 3:36 p.m.

Great article with several resource links.

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"July 26 marks the 19th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.... the ADA's provisions include the right to seek, obtain, pursue and maintain employment without being hampered by physical or attitudinal barriers. I believe that having a job is a civil right. Those who are qualified for and want to work should not be denied that right because of an inaccessible building or an outdated set of assumptions about what they can or cannot do..."

Hilda L. Solis, U.S. Secretary of Labor , July 24, 2009