Universal Design & Accessibility Issues in the Library - Master Teacher Initiative 2011
Master Teacher Initiative, Morgan Library
The concepts of universal design (UD) allow libraries to meet the needs of a variety of users and patrons. Building accessibility into library services from the ground up will ensure that materials are useable by everyone. This includes digital content that libraries provide such as eReserves, journal/literature databases, web-based services and e-books. UD principles also affect how we interact with and support library patrons, including students with a variety of disabilities types as well as students of different ages, ethnicities, backgrounds and learning styles.