PleasePrEPMe Blog #2

On February 11, PleasePrEPMe met with representatives from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) to discuss each organization’s work and the specifics of PleasePrEPMe’s current PrEP navigation training project. This project is made possible with funds from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), which is the coordinating body for NNLM.

PleasePrEPMe shared an overview of our programming, which includes PleasePrEPMe:Directory, PleasePrEPMe:Resources, and PleasePrEPMe:Connect. This provided the backdrop for explaining our current project and the expertise that we are able to bring to and engage for the initiative.

Resources that were shared by the NNLM representatives included their various initiatives (RD3, All of Us) and the wealth of training and funding opportunities available to member organizations, of which PleasePrEPMe is now one.

Also extremely helpful was the vast wealth of Section 508 insight and resources that NNLM was able to bring to our attention. The representatives were extremely well-versed in the guidelines and provided history, background, and high-level as well as in-depth tips for creating Section 508-compliant PowerPoint slides. They additionally pointed us to the even greater trove of accessibility resources housed on the NNLM website. This information will be invaluable to the PleasePrEPMe project team, as accessibility is a key deliverable for the current contract: The narrated training slides on which the curriculum will be presented are to be Section 508-compliant. Further, the PleasePrEPMe website is to be updated to be brought into compliance in accordance with the results of an accessibility audit that was completed in Q1 of the current project. We are so grateful to Kelli and Nora from NNLM for helping us improve the quality of our product and our work!

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