SMC Library Accessibility Statement

Saint Mary’s College Library is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards. For library collections that aren’t accessible, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and timely access to users with disabilities.

Conformance Status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) define requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.  These guidelines define three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA.  Level AAA is the highest level of conformance. Saint Mary’s College Library is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA.  Partially conformant means that some content parts do not fully conform to the accessibility standard. 

For assistance, or if you have suggestions or comments about accessibility at Saint Mary’s College Library, email the library: askalib@stmarys-ca.edu

SMC offers proof of commitment by having

  • Accessibility @ SMC

  • Easy ways to request materials using Document Delivery and report issues via Report a Database Problem

  • Transparency in reporting of accessibility issues and our efforts to resolve them, either from the Library or SDS, through the AskaLib services

  • Database evaluation for accessibility before subscription or purchase by the Library

  • Other services, including a Sensory Room in Library for SDS students for quiet space to concentrate on studies, accessible scanners (with accessible technology), computers, and printers in the Library

 

February, 2022

Approved by Library Cabinet, February 8, 2022