Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Publication Date

6-2015

Volume

27

Issue

2

Abstract

This article discusses the accessibility of two content management systems, Berkeley Electronic Press’ Digital Commons and OCLC’s CONTENTdm, widely used in libraries to host institutional repository and digital collections content. Based on observations by a visually-impaired student who used the JAWS screen reader to view the design and display of digital objects in both systems, we provide a general overview of the accessibility of each system. We discuss potential suggestions for accessibility-related improvements, and we offer ideas for library administrators of these systems about how to maximize the back-end configurations for accessibility.

Keywords

accessibility, screen reader users, digital collections, Digital Commons, CONTENTdm, WCAG 2.0

DOI

10.1080/1941126X.2015.1029395

Comments

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Jounal of Electronic Resources Librarianship on June 1, 2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1941126X.2015.1029395

Recommended Citation

Wendy Walker & Teressa Keenan (2015) Do You Hear What I See? Assessing Accessibility of Digital Commons and CONTENTdm, Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 27:2, 69-87

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