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Accessibility with MUSC Library Resources


Web Accessibility is the practice of making websites and web applications usable by all people, including people with disabilities. This guideline is based on global industry standards created by the W3C and WCAG 2.0 - Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

The primary goals of MUSC Libraries are to:

  • Assess accessibility with MUSC-subscribed resources
  • Offer suggestions as how to make subscribed content accessible, if not done so by the provider
  • Build awareness of our obligations for accessibility under the American with Disabilities Act, 504.
  • Align with MUSC's Accessibility policy


If you encounter an accessibility issue on any site we link to, please contact us and we will notify the third-party vendor

Types of Disabilities

Between 15-20% of the population has some kind of disability. To have material made accessible, it is helpful to understand the different types of needs to access web content.

  • Hearing: Users with hearing impairments can use the web if captions or transcripts are provided for any content that has audio.
  • Visual: Users with vision loss can use screen enlargement, keyboard-only navigation, or screen reader technology. 
  • Motor: Users with motor impairments most likely use only a mouse, keyboard, voice, or other inputs that control and navigate the web. 
  • Cognitive: Users with cognitive impairment need to rely on consistent navigation structure.