HathiTrust Help & Tutorials: Accessibility

This guide provides information on how to find and access resources in HathiTrust, a digital preservation repository that includes over ten million volumes from partner library collections.

Useful Links for Accessiblity Information

HathiTrust Digital Library is committed to making the interface as accessible as possible.  

You will find details on this page and via the following links:


(Please see the word document A-Z Accessibility Keywords & Definitions with some details for the accessible text link)




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KU Accessibility Info for HathiTrust

Through a designated individual Proxy, eligible library patrons at HathiTrust partner institutions (like KU), can receive special lawful access to in-copyright materials in HathiTrust. 

Contact Info:
Jessica Little-Greenberg | littlegreenberg@ku.edu | Academic Achievement & Access Center 

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HathiTrust Definitions

Eligible Patron: an affiliated user at a Supporting Institution who has a print disability for which access to digital copies of library books is a reasonable and appropriate accommodation.

Print disability: a disability – such as a visual impairment, learning disability physical disability, or other disability – that impedes a person’s ability to access print in the standard way.

Proxy: a representative designated by a HathiTrust Supporting Institution who accesses in-copyright content on behalf of an Eligible Patron. At the University of Kansas, Jennifer Little-Greenberg is the designated proxy and can be contacted at littlegreenberg@ku.edu.

Supporting Institution:  the University who is a member/partner of HathiTrust, (ie. the University of Kansas).