How can library databases be made more accessible?

DO-IT Factsheet #74
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Stem/articles?74

Principles of universal design should be employed in making library databases more accessible to patrons with disabilities. "Universal design" means that rather than designing your services and facility for the average user, you design them for people with a broad range of abilities and disabilities. The following questions can help guide database developers to design library databases that are universally accessible to and usable by people with disabilities.

For more information on this topic, consult Universal Access: Making Library Resources Accessible to People with Disabilities [1] and Library Services for People with Disabilities Policy Passes [2].

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