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OLAC-MOUG Conference

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Library and Information Science


Conversations about universal design and accessibility have been commonplace among web developers since the 90s but they are just now beginning to emerge in the world of library digital collections. The very nature of materials often presented in digital collections create barriers to accessibility. One possible solution can be found in metadata. In the next 5 minutes I hope to briefly show how the quality and configuration of metadata can have a positive effect on accessibility of image collections.

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