UVA Library, Association of Research Libraries Release White Paper on Copyright and Accessible Texts

Copyright law has built-in protections that recognize the civil rights of researchers and learners who need alternative formats to access information. That’s the conclusion of a new white paper, The Law and Accessible Texts: Reconciling Civil Rights and Copyrights, that … Continue reading

The Library presents SensusAccess—convert documents into useful written and audio formats

SensusAccess is a file conversion tool offered by the Library that transforms written documents into audio formats. It has benefits for the visually impaired but has uses for anyone who needs quick access to information in multiple formats—and it’s available … Continue reading

“Federating Repositories of Accessible Materials for Higher Education” awarded a $1,000,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The population of students with disabilities at institutions of higher education has increased substantially over the past few decades and many of those have print disabilities, including the largest subgroup, those with learning disabilities. Students with print disabilities require text … Continue reading