No Shelf Required: Making digital resources accessible for students with disabilities: Are libraries, publishers, and vendors ready for the new rules and regulations?

Jun 30, 2020

No Shelf Required is an open source of information on books and digital content for information professionals, including publishers, editors, authors, librarians, and educators. Editor and author Mirela Roncevic quoted Judy Cobb for her June 24th piece on digital accessibility.

"Judy Cobb, Manager of Digital Platforms at OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium serving 117 member institutions, says that the challenges on this front are enormous for libraries. Academic libraries want to ensure inclusive access for their users and, according to Cobb, for OhioLINK this includes more than 30 platforms and well more than 35 million pieces of content. 'Libraries are under increasing pressure to ensure all platforms and content meet the highest digital accessibility standards and we need our vendors to understand how important this is to us,' stresses Cobb."