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    Accessibility in MetaLib User Interface

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: MetaLib
    • Product Version: 3

    Description:
    We have just gone live with MetaLib. I'm getting questions about accessibility with screen readers, etc. Has anyone else had to deal
    with this?

    Resolution:
    MetaLib 3.13 contains some screens that are not fully accessible when using assistive technologies such as screen readers and voice-activated applications.

    Last year, in collaboration with Metalib users, we launched a special
    project to review our accessibility compliance and create new guidelines
    for fully accessible interfaces to all our products. As a result of this
    effort our next MetaLib release, version 4.00, will include new
    developments to achieve our overall objective at Ex Libris: information
    that is accessible to as many people as possible regardless of the
    challenges that they face.

    Specifically, our MetaLib 4.00 user interface will address:

    - Accessibility - Section 508 Compliance
    - Usability - JAWS, Dragon, wide range of browsers
    - HTML, CSS Validity - HTML 4.01 Transitional, CSS 2.0
    - Simplicity - 'lighten' HTML, reduce use of JavaScript
    - Ease of Customization - reduce MetaLib's total cost of ownership (TCO)

    Additional Information

    Accessibility,Standards,UI


    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013
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