Access for Users with Disabilities
Johnson County Library strives to ensure that the website is accessible to everyone in accordance with accessibility standards and best practices. To meet this commitment, we voluntarily comply with requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998 and WCAG 2.0 AA Accessibility Guidelines proposed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
Section 508 requires that individuals with disabilities, who are members of the public seeking information or services from us, have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to the public who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on us.
As BiblioCommons, our catalog service provider, states in their Accessibility Statement:
Public Libraries have long served their communities as welcoming, open, and inclusive built environments. As a digital service provider [...] we know the online experience we create needs to be welcoming and inclusive to people with a wide range of abilities. This includes those who rely on assistive technology to access online services, in addition to individuals with cognitive and digital-literacy challenges.
For more information, please see our Americans with Disabilities Compliance policy.
If you encounter problems using our website, please contact us.
How we uphold accessibility
Accessibility is an active standard to maintain, not a marker to achieve once and forget. Our ability to provide accessible information to our patrons is part of our core values here at Johnson County Library. As part of our efforts, we pursue the following:
- We design and develop new website improvements in accordance to best principles, such as following guidelines on text structure, navigation, color contrast, multimedia content, readability and more.
- We partner with third-party experts to analyze our services, and regularly conduct reviews of our websites and services.
- We pursue ongoing training in order to stay up-to-date with the latest assistive standards and techniques, and design our content with usability always highest in mind.
- If our online information is not accessible in a format required by individuals with disabilities, the Library will convert this information upon request or otherwise seek to provide an alternative format or assistance.
Third party content and services
As part of our online services, Johnson County Library partners with a wide variety of third-party vendors. To quote BiblioCommons, our catalog provider:
Our online products may include content and utilities from third party sites and products. We cannot control or correct any issues with this content or its accessibility, but it’s important for us to be able to pass on any accessibility issues to the creators of those sites.
Online Privacy at the Johnson County Library
We strive to ensure the privacy of our website visitors and those who visit our buildings and check out materials.
Confidentiality of Records
We are committed to your confidentiality and have a policy in place that covers the confidentiality of your account, use of materials and access of information. Please see the full statement on Confidentiality of Records.
Information Collected from Online Visitors
We do not collect any personally identifiable information. We collect information from online visitors to gain insight into the way that our website is used, customize your experience and target appropriate messages.
Website use statistics
The Johnson County Library uses Google Analytics to gain insight into the use of our website. Reports from Google Analytics tell us which areas are most popular, the timing of website visits, the type of devices and software used to view our website and paths through our website. We use analytics to continually improve our website. The information from Google Analytics is not personally identifiable. For more details, please see the Google Analytics Privacy Overview. You may disable Google Analytics using this browser add-on.
Johnson County Library allows third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third-party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, visit Network Advertising Initiative. Learn how to opt out.
eLibrary and Database Third-party Privacy Policies
The Library has subscriptions and links to reputable third-party external services with their own privacy policies and requirements for creating accounts. These services offer services including eBooks, eMusic, online language learning and online articles and magazines. You are encouraged to review the privacy policies for these services.
Catalog Privacy Statement