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Penn State University Libraries

Web Accessibility Statement


Penn State University Libraries

Creating and maintaining an accessible web site is an ongoing Libraries' priority and responsibility. Our goal is to provide effortless access for all students, faculty, staff and visitors to the University Libraries’ online resources. The Penn State University Libraries are committed to making the Libraries web site and resources accessible to all.

The Penn State University Libraries’ Web pages and Web sites will be in compliance with the World Wide Web Consortium’s standard: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Version 2.0, AA conformance level.


Request assistance, alternative media or report a problem.

We welcome your comments and suggestions for improving access. 


The Alternative Media Icon

Request resource in an alternative format

The Alt Icon has been created and implemented to allow users of online library resources access to resources that in their original format, are inaccessible. These resources include maps, photos, and other visual representations of information. The Alt Icon is intended to provide differently abled library users the ability to efficiently and easily contact the appropriate Library department, letting them know the information resource they are trying to access in inaccessible due to its format and request it using alternative media, or to let the appropriate department know if any part of the website is inaccessible.

Upon selecting the Alt Icon, a new page will open that includes a form. The user can fill in their contact information and alternative media request or accessibility issue, with the original webpage automatically referenced. Once submitted, this form will be routed to the Ask Stream, notifying the Accessibility Team, the head of Adaptive Technology and the head of Access Services.