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Video content is an increasingly important part of library marketing, outreach, instruction, and more. In order for this content to be inclusive for all patrons, it is vital that it be made accessible. However, large quantities of video content are still shared without adequate accessibility features, such as captions, transcriptions, audio descriptions, sign language interpretation, and accessible media players. This issue of Library Technology Reports (vol. 57, no. 3) will help librarians to understand these various accessibility features and how they are used. It will also give them the knowledge and tools necessary to ensure that the videos they share, create, and purchase for their collections are accessible to all patrons.

Chapter 1—Why Is Video Accessibility Important?

Chapter 2—Captions

Chapter 3—Transcripts

Chapter 4—Audio Descriptions

Chapter 5—Considerations for Video Accessibility

Chapter 6—Video Accessibility Tools

Chapter 7—Video Accessibility Workflows

Carli Spina

Carli Spina is an associate professor and the head of Research & Instructional Services at SUNY’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Library in New York City. She specializes in accessibility, universal design, user experience, and copyright. She is the author of the forthcoming book Creating Inclusive Libraries by Applying Universal Design and regularly teaches courses and workshops on accessibility and universal design.

Library Technology Reports

Published by ALA TechSource, Library Technology Reports helps librarians make informed decisions about technology products and projects. Library Technology Reports publishes eight issues annually and provides thorough overviews of current technology. Reports are authored by experts in the field and may address the application of technology to library services, offer evaluative descriptions of specific products or product classes, or cover emerging technology. Find out more information on this publication here.

"Spina has written extensively on topics related to accessibility and is well-suited to take on the issue of video accessibility in this report ... Overall, this is a brief but highly informative and useful work that will assist librarians with managing this increasingly important type of library resource. This book would be appropriate for professional collections in all types of libraries."
— Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship