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December 11, 2023

The library is for everyone! Alexandria is accessibility-friendly, and there are a lot of ways you can adapt and customize your setup for you and your patrons.

First, here are ways Alexandria is already user-friendly:

  • 24/7 remote access to Alexandria (if properly set up)
  • Keyboard-only access with a logical, cycle-back tabbing order
  • Several ways to find pages (URL, through Researcher or Tools, and Explore panes)
  • Clear headings and labels
  • Visible and clear keyboard focus
  • Consistent menus, icons, and buttons
  • Suggested fixes when users make errors
  • Plain text instead of images of text
  • Scanners with loud beeps and/or light notifications

Next, here are some things YOU can do to make Alexandria even easier for patrons to use:

  • Styles let you choose colors with more contrast (e.g. choose Classic or Professional, rather than Seafoam)
  • Maps help patrons easily find where items are located

  • Explore Panes allow you to add pre-searches with images for simple finds and messages to guide your patrons
  • Bulletin Boards give you a place to upload sign language videos and provide clear descriptions of resources

Here are some additional links to help you optimize your setup for your needs:

As always, feel free to reach out to our support team at (800) 347-4942 · We're here to help!

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