OpenAIRE coffee-break on e-accessibility: It’s all about the tools
EIFL hosts an online discussion on e-accessibility

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Event Date: 07 Jun 2023

Join this OpenAIRE online coffee-break, hosted by EIFL, about e-accessibility tools and how to make content on the Web more accessible to people with disability.

  • Date and time: June 7, 2023, 10:00-11:00 CEST
  • To register: You must register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the World Wide Web) once said, “The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.” Yes, well, but why is much of the data on the web still not accessible to people with disabilities? Some might blame a lack of knowledge by authors of content, which may be compensated by training. But actually, authoring tools turn out to be a major culprit, as long as research data like tables or forms for data collection cannot usually be created in accessible formats with common office tools.

Andreas Jeitler, responsible for Accessibility Services at Klagenfurt University Library, and Susanne Blumesberger, an academic librarian at the University of Vienna, will discuss e-accessibility tools. Find out more about the speakers