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This page provides an overview of 231 articles related to 'accessibility', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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Accessibility is a general term used to describe the degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as possible. Accessibility can be viewed as the "ability to access" and possible benefit of some system or entity. Accessibility is often used to focus on people with disabilities or special needs and their right of access to entities, often through use of assistive technology. Accessibility is often abbreviated to the numeronym a11y, where the number 11 refers to the number of letters omitted. This parallels the abbreviations of internationalization and localization as i18n and l10n respectively. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Accessibility)

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Metadata related to 'accessibility' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'accessibility': 231 (13.2% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'accessibility' across all Ariadne articles: 945
  • Average number of references to 'accessibility' per Ariadne article: 4.09
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'accessibility': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'accessibility': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'accessibility':

  1. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. dominik lukes (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. david sloan (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. lawrie phipps (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. jenny craven (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Title Article summary Date

I Have Seen the Future and IT Works

Chris Batt Director of Library Services, Croydon, discusses Information Technology.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

CATRIONA II Management Survey

Dennis Nicholson and Martin Smith provide a summary report of selected results from the CATRIONA II survey on the University Management of Electronic Resources.

December 1998, issue18, project update

Web Focus: The Role of the Web Editor

Brian Kelly asks, does 'web editor' mean Unix guru or an HTML coder?

December 1998, issue18, regular column

What Is a URI?

Ian Peacock explains 'URI' in plain English.

December 1998, issue18, regular column

Metadiversity

Michael Day on a Biodiversity conference in the States interested in Metadata.

December 1998, issue18, event report

Web Focus: Institutional Web Management

Brian Kelly reports on the Netskills Institutional Web Management Workshop held in Newcastle.

September 1998, issue17, regular column

Hacking the Net

David Nicholas looks at the Internet phenomenon from the point of view of the Media.

July 1998, issue16, feature article

Dublin Comes to Europe

Paul Miller discusses issues raised at a recent European Commission meeting on metadata for resource discovery.

March 1998, issue14, feature article

Electronic Resource Creation and Management at Scottish Universities

Dennis Nicholson and Martin Smith describe the Catriona II project.

March 1998, issue14, project update

The Glass of Fashion and the Mould of Form

Annette Lafford reports on the new image for NISS's WWW site.

November 1997, issue12, review

Cataloguing Electronic Sources

Jackie Hwang, Team Leader, Bibliographic Services, surveys progress so far at Information Services, University of Birmingham.

September 1997, issue11, review

Down Your Way: Queen's University Library

Isobel Stark visits the Victorian and 20th-century splendours of the Queen's Univerity, Belfast.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

Web Focus Corner: Running an Institutional Web Service

Brian Kelly reports on a workshop on running an institutional web service.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

Copyright Management Technologies: The Key to Unlocking Digital Works?

Anne Ramsden brings us up to date with current developments in copyright management technology

July 1997, issue10, feature article

The Library Association Web Site

Alan Cooper and Finbarr Joy talk about the past, present and future of the Library Association Web Site.

July 1997, issue10, review

The Future of Digitising at the State Library of Victoria, Australia

Catherine Herman and Indra Kurzeme discuss the multimedia source project, set within the context of the pro-multimedia State of Victora, Australia.

May 1997, issue9, project update

Web Access for the Disabled - HOTmetal PRO Helps to Bring Access to the Web

Cathy Murtha gives some details of an upgrade to a popular Web production tool that will make Web page creation easier for many disabled people.

May 1997, issue9, regular column

Formats for the Electronic Library

Judith Wusteman describes the document formats used in electronic serials.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

Preserving Oral History Recordings

Colin Webb and Kevin Bradley look at some of the practical realities, and implications, of introducing digital technology into the sound preservation functions of the National Library of Australia.

March 1997, issue8, project update

Disabil-IT? Conference

Isobel Stark reports from the February 1997 Disabil-IT? conference, aimed at library and computing services staff to help raise awareness of issues related to IT provision for students with disabilities.

March 1997, issue8, event report

Disabil-IT? Part 2: Software for Students With Dyslexia, and Software Design Issues

Isobel Stark presents the second part of her report on the Disabil-IT? Conference. In this article, software for students with dyslexia is looked at, and issues to bear in mind when designing software which may be used by students with disabilities are listed.

March 1997, issue8, event report

ELVIRA 4

Claire Davies sets the scene for ELVIRA 4, the annual Electronic Library Visual Information Research Conference, May 1997 in Milton Keynes, UK.

March 1997, issue8, event report

Data Archive at the University of Essex

Denise Lievesley and Bridget Winstanley describe this national resource centre for computer-readable data in the social sciences and humanities.

January 1997, issue7, project update

Wire: Interview with Nick Gibbins

Nick Gibbins is put under the virtual spotlight to answer a few questions via email.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Subject Trees: The Exeter Experience

Ian Tilsed, Computing Development Officer at the University of Exeter Library, describes the building of the main University subject tree, or index, of Internet Resources.

September 1996, issue5, project update

Open Journals

Steve Hitchcock describes the Open Journals project. This involves the use of an innovative approach to handling the hyperlinks between Web-based resources, which could have significant implications for on-line journals and publishing.

September 1996, issue5, project update

Metadata for the Masses

Paul Miller describes Dublin Core and several ideas for how it can be implemented.

September 1996, issue5, tooled up

MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship

Lori Widzinski, the editor, describes the evolution of MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship.

September 1996, issue5, review

British Library Corner: Text and the Internet

Graham Jefcoate, a Research Analyst from the British Library Research and Innovation Centre will be writing this regular column for the remaining issues of Ariadne. In this issue, Graham gives us the text of his Libtech talk: Text and the Internet.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

Down Your Very Long Way Away

J. Correia describes the use of the Internet in Macau.

July 1996, issue4, regular column

Sceptics Column

Jim Smith finds that the Internet is no place to do research.

January 1996, issue1, regular column

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