The Leeward Community College Library is committed to making its services accessible to all users, including those with sensory or mobility disabilities. We strive to make sure our website complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA criteria.
For some features of the website, we have created alternative versions that may be easier for users of assistive technology or keyboard navigation to use. These include the blue website navigation bar with the extensive sub-menus on each page and the slideshow display on the library homepage. Inconspicuous links near each feature are provided to access the alternate versions.
Some pages in our website have "widgets" in them – search boxes, displays of information from outside sources, and other controls that let you interact with our research databases and online tools. These are provided to us by the database or service vendors. We address accessibility issues with these widgets to the extent that we can, but because they are often generated by the vendor's system and inserted into our pages, there are some issues we can't fix. Typically, these issues involve the labeling of form elements.
Web pages in the library website have URLs beginning with "guides.leeward.hawaii.edu" or "www.leeward.hawaii.edu/library". We don't have any control over the accessibility of the research databases, online collections, and other tools and resources we link to from our website, even if such sites may be branded with the library name.
Many library staff members are involved in the creation and upkeep of content on the library website. Staff are trained to be aware of accessibility issues and techniques, but may miss something now and then. If you find inaccessible content on our website, please contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 455-0379.
Listed here are links to the accessibility statements of the companies that produce the online research databases and publications we subscribe to and make available through our website.
This list is provided to assist faculty in meeting Standard 8.6 of the Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric, which applies to some online courses.