Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian (2011) 30: 33-51. DOI: 10.1080/01639269.2011.548722.


Copyright 2011, Taylor & Francis. Used by permission.


This research is based on the Library Services for People with Disabilities Policy, which was approved by the American Library Association in 2001. The policy identified focus areas for libraries including library services, facilities, collections, and assistive technology. Library websites frequently convey this information to users. Our study examined and compared academic library websites for the differently able. What services do academic libraries offer to the differently able? Is there a basic level of services that libraries identify or should offer? Are websites for people with disabilities easily located from the library’s home page?