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Accessibility Tips for Library Resources

This guide offers publishers' policies and tips for using accessibility features of major OSU Libraries online resources such as databases, ebooks, and streaming videos.


In this guide, we have curated information about the accessibility features of the various materials we make available in the library. Please contact us if you have any questions about how to use our resources.

Oregon State University Libraries will work with students, faculty and staff to find accessible copies of materials needed for research and personal reading. Here is a non-exhaustive list of the support we can offer:

  • Negotiation with publishers to ensure materials we subscribe to are already accessible
  • For materials where no accessible copy exists, we will create an accessible copy that includes:
    • Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for screen reader accessibility
    • Text that can be magnified to 200% without losing quality
    • Bookmarks to assist with keyboard navigation

Every users' needs are different: further remediations can be made upon request by contacting Processing times vary based on the remediations needed. Contact us for an estimate.

Materials will be provided as freely as copyright law and publisher licenses allow.

Course textbooks can be made screen reader accessible. If further remediation is needed for your course materials, we will help connect you with Disability Access Services.