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exception requests for eresources


From: Mosley, Leigh
Date: Jan 18, 2023 12:00PM

I am wondering how many academic libraries use accessibility exception requests, and if so, what form they take?

Separate from an EEAAP, this would be used (VERY rarely) to justify the purchase of an essential resource with serious accessibility barriers and little prospect of improvement, but which is indispensable for a supported discipline to have the scholarly resources they need to be competitive in their field. Obviously for the vast majority of flawed resources, if there are workarounds and/or vendor promises of improvements, we would use an EEAAP.

Thanks, and apologies for any cross-postings.

Leigh Mosley