[community] RFP: Tool Developer for Library eResources Accessibility Project (LEAP)

Harnum, Alan aharnum at ocadu.ca
Wed Nov 21 14:19:13 UTC 2018

Signal boosting this - Toronto-based, from the Ontario Colleges Library Service. Asks for Drupal plus accessibility experience, and ideally experience in the library sector as well.

Snippets of RFP:

Project Background

The primary purpose of the Library eResources Accessibility Project (LEAP) is to assist Ontario college libraries in upholding accessibility best practices and becoming compliant with the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), particularly the January 1, 2020 deadline for ensuring the accessibility of electronic resources (IASR, 2011, s. 18(3)).

During previous project phases, the LEAP Steering Committee developed a list of accessibility criteria, a testing process, and instructional content to guide library staff through the assessment of eResources. The LEAP Steering Committee is currently evaluating a systematic scoring system to be applied to completed eResource assessments, and will provide recommendations regarding what must be included in completed assessment reports. For more information, please see the LEAP Environmental Scan<https://www.ocls.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/documents/LEAP%20P1%20Environmental%20Scan%20v1.2_Redacted.pdf> and LEAP Interim Report<https://www.ocls.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/documents/LEAP%20Interim%20Report_Redacted.pdf>.

Tool Development Phase

The next phase of the project will focus on the development of a custom tool using Drupal that can be used by library staff to evaluate the accessibility of eResources. This project phase has two important components: (1) the development of a tool that will guide library staff through the evaluation process and capture the assessment results; and (2) the creation of a repository for completed assessment reports or report summaries that can be accessed by authorized users.

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