Students, faculty and staff affiliated with a UC campus who have a print disability may be eligible to receive special lawful access to the entire HathiTrust collection, even those volumes restricted for general use. To receive access a user must meet eligibility criteria. Access is available by contacting a designated proxy (a representative designated by a HathiTrust supporting institution who accesses in-copyright content on behalf of an eligible patron). Each UC campus must designate and register a proxy through which eligible users may gain access.
The following are links to disability resources or services for UC campus libraries. Contact your campus library at one of the links below for more information.
- UC Berkeley
- UC Davis
- UC Santa Cruz
- UC San Francisco
- UC San Diego
- UC Irvine
- UC Riverside
- UC Merced
- UC Los Angeles
- UC Santa Barbara
In collaboration with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), HathiTrust will soon be offering access to its full repository to all eligible blind and visually impaired users in the United States.
For more information see:
- HathiTrust Accessibility
- HathiTrust Guide to Using the Print Disability Service (for Partner Institutions)
- “My Experience and the Experience of Millions” (Dr. Paul Harper, Perspectives from HathiTrust 05/24/17)
- “14.6 Million Books to be Made Available to Blind & Print-Disabled Readers” (CDLInfo) 08/04/2016