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Purpose – The purpose of this study revealed that still most of the university libraries in Karnataka are struggling with have lack of AET facilities and failing the effective fulfil the different disability users informative needs and expectations. This study will prove useful for the LIS professionals and the research community to provide an insight into the current status of the AET available in university libraries in Karnataka.
Design/Methodology/Approach - A structured questionnaire was framed and relevant were collected through survey method used as the basic tool for data collection. total 29 disabilities users from 8 libraries were selected randomly on the basis of willingness of the users to participate in the study. Collected data were tabulated and analyzed with descriptive statistics methods and tools were used in this study.
Findings – The study findings revealed that people with disabilities have a good to fair understanding about the AET products, services and facilities. Most of the disability users were ‘strongly agreed’ with towards need of the AET technological applications are most essential to all disabilities to work in the digital environment.
Originality/Value – The present study is original in nature. The study will be useful to the people with disabilities to understand the Awareness towards Adaptive Equipment Technologies in University Libraries of Karnataka