Dean's Innovation Grant 2018: Making Digital Collection A/V Materials Accessible

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The University of North Texas Libraries’ Dean’s Innovation Grant, formerly known as the Green Light To Greatness Award, provides funding to research and projects within the UNT Libraries that promote scholarship and contribute to the gathering of knowledge that helps improve our libraries, our university, and the community.

Dean’s Innovation Grant 2018 Awardee

Will Hicks

Project Title

Making Digital Collection A/V Materials Accessible

Project Description

This project seeks to address accessibility compliance of A/V materials in the UNT digital collections. It reviews and documents relevant laws, technical standards, and best practices with regards to A/V content, allows for the creation of accessible alternatives for a test set of items currently available in the digital collections using both in-house and outsourced means, and evaluates content delivery methods using existing technical infrastructure.