Karoline Bourdeau

Accessibility Tester, National Network for Equitable Library Service

Karoline has bachelor’s degrees in political science and Women’s Studies (Honours) from Queen’s University, and a J.D. from Queen’s University Faculty of Law. As an advocate for access rights for persons with disabilities, she chaired the Ontarians with Disabilities Act Committee in Kingston which helped bring about AODA legslation. She is active in community organizations and is knowledgeable about many topics including the use of guide dogs and service animals, and the use of assistive techologies. She is currently working with NNELS to report on the accessiblity of library reading apps and Canadian publishers’ EPUB files. In her free time, Karoline enjoys cooking, reading, canoeing, back country camping, wine tasting, and socializing — usually with her loyal flat-coated retriever, Fenton, by her side.

Karoline's Sessions

The User’s Perspective: Accessibility Features in Action

Auditorium BC
Get a firsthand look at how an ebook’s accessibility features are used by people with print disabilities. Accessibility testers Karoline Bourdeau, Daniella Levy-Pinto, Ka Li, and Steve Murgaski from the National Network for Equitable Library Service have generously donated their time to show ebookcraft attendees how ebooks are used (or can’t be used) in real […]