Accessible libraries: A survey of developments in the field

A recent law on improving accessibility in the built environment, the trend towards digitalisation and the exception to French copyright law in favour of handicapped readers have all encouraged libraries to become more accessible for disabled users. The article looks back at legal developments and the many ways in which libraries both small and large have sought to adapt their services, collections, cultural programmes, and communication strategies to the needs of disabled users to offer them the same level of services as other users, aiming to become more inclusive.