Accessibility of Vendor-Created Database Tutorials for People with Disabilities

  • Joanne Oud Wilfrid Laurier University


Many video, screencast, webinar, or interactive tutorials are created and provided by vendors for use by libraries to instruct users in database searching. This study investigates whether these vendor-created database tutorials are accessible for people with disabilities, to see whether librarians can use these tutorials instead of creating them in-house.  Findings on accessibility were mixed.  Positive accessibility features and common accessibility problems are described, with recommendations on how to maximize accessibility.

Author Biography

Joanne Oud, Wilfrid Laurier University
Instructional Technology Librarian & Instruction Coordinator


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How to Cite
Oud, J. (2016). Accessibility of Vendor-Created Database Tutorials for People with Disabilities. Information Technology and Libraries, 35(4), 7-18.