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Collection Development Guidelines

Collection development guidelines defines a library's plan for adding and removing materials.

WCAG 2.1

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity, and combinations of these. These guidelines address accessibility of web content on desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. Following these guidelines will also often make your Web content more usable to users in general.

Accessibility by Database Provider

The Ray Howard Library academic databases are managed and hosted by several providers. Some of our databases fall under the same provider. To see the accessibility information for a database, click the link for the provider below. 

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Cornell University Library

EBSCOhost Accessibility Information

ERIC Accessibility Information

 Although ERIC does not have a link to a policy available, all federal websites are designed to be in compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.  ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences in the U. S. Department of Education. This Act requires Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities.

Gale Accessibility Information

Humanities E-book Accessibility Information

JSTOR Accessibility Information

Kanopy Accessibility Information

Microsoft Imagine Academy Accessibility Information

Noodle Tools

Oxford Reference

Primo (One Search)

Project MUSE

ProQuest Accessibility Information


Taylor & Francis

US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health Accessibility Information

Update Information

Updated: 6/11/2021

Contact: Leslie Potter-Henderson 

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