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In 2012, ARL formed a Joint Task Force on Services to Patrons with Print Disabilities to investigate technological, legal, and service challenges for the research library community in providing access for the print disabled. Print disabilities include visual, physical, perceptual, developmental, cognitive, or learning disabilities that render print inaccessible.

The final report of the Task Force on Services to Patrons with Print Disabilities (PDF) outlines a framework, identifies critical partners, and raises awareness in the community around inclusive design of technology and services.

ARL is strongly committed to providing access to its own web content to people with disabilities and is currently working to comply with the requirements of W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA (WCAG 2.0 AA). View ARL's accessibility policy.

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