Academic Libraries and Disabled Students: An Accessible Story?

Claire Burrows

Abstract


With a growing disabled population, theaccessibility of higher education institutions is agrowing areaof attention in Canada. This paperexamines how academic libraries in Canada areresponding to create accessible environments,and how students are experiencing theseservices and spaces in practice. This examinationwill help to build a picture of how notions ofdisability and accessibility are constructed inacademic libraries in Ontario, and how theseunderstandings may affect disabled students inpractice.

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