Accessibility at WSU Libraries

WSU Libraries is committed to providing an inclusive experience to all library users, ensuring that our services and programs are accessible to all patrons. This is achieved in part by

  • Acquiring accessible technology
  • Advocating for resources to enable us to better serve all patrons
  • Participating in campus communities and events dedicated to advancing accessibility
  • Training staff and student workers to better assist patrons with disabilities

Physical assistive technology

We have two enhanced computer setups at accessible workstations equipped with

  • Automated height-adjustable desk
  • NVDA screen reading software
  • High contrast keyboard

Ask at the circulation desk for a trackball mouse and headphones.

All our public computers are equipped with NVDA screen reading software, and Windows 10 Ease of Access options, available through the Start menu, under Settings and Ease of Access.

Owen Library has a 20” screen magnifier on the 1st floor – see Magnifier PDF manual for more information.

Locations of accessible workstations

Owen Science & Engineering Library, 1st floor


PDF of accessible workstation location in Owen Library

Web accessibility

Washington State University Libraries is committed to maintaining an accessible website which meets the Level AA conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. 

We use automated accessibility evaluation tools and manually check pages to evaluate and continuously improve our current website. We work with our vendors to encourage them to do the same.

All our web properties are subject to Washington State University Web Accessibility Policies: Executive Policy #7 and BPPM 85.55.

We welcome feedback on the accessibility of this website. If you have any questions, suggestions, or complaints, feel free to contact our Web Services Librarian. 

Statement of partial conformance due to third parties 

On our webpages, we provide links and access to third parties, such as database vendors, or links that provide educational content.  We strive to conform to WCAG 2.0 at level AA, and when we are informed of accessibility issues, we contact the third parties to inform them of the issue.  When vendors or third parties refuse to cooperate, we prefer to remove them from our collection. 

If you notice an accessibility issue, please contact our Web Services Librarian.

Links to specific product statements:

University accessibility resources