Accessibility Debate – A lively debate on Web accessibility has begun following the publication of an automated accessibility analysis of the Web sites of various UK disability bodies. The initial debate focuses on the merits of automated versus manual accessibility checks. UKOLN, together with its fellow JISC-funded advisory service TechDis and an e-learning developer at the University of Bath’s e-learning unit Centre for the Development of New Technologies in Learning (CDNTL), has recently published an article on a holistic framework for e-learning accessibility which seeks to provide a wider context for this debate. [UKOLN]
Libraries are not ends in themselves, but serve the interests of the organizations of which they are a part. As university emphasis varies around research, education and career poles, we can expect to see libraries evolve to support those emphases more strongly.