Academic and public library collections are developed based on the needs of the communities that surround them. Technology has increased the way users access information, and the way libraries offer information to their users. However, the accessibility of electronic resources for users with print disabilities remains an issue that has yet to have an equitable remedy. This paper identifies the challenges of visually impaired users, the developments in law, the current state of accessibility in academic and public library collections policies, and the current formats and products that are leading the way.

About Author

Anthony M. DiGiovanni is the Director of Cataloguing at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and a graduate of the Master of Library and Information Science program at San Jose State University. He also holds a BA in history from Rutgers University - Camden.