Accessibility Statement

SWAN is committed to providing accessible software and services to our member libraries to serve people with a wide range of hearing, movement, sight, and cognitive ability. We currently use the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA as our evaluation standard.

SWAN's accessibility efforts include:

As of 2021, in an effort to further improve the accessibility of patron-facing services:

  • SWAN will not integrate any third-party services or e-resources into the library catalog that do not meet accessibility standards -- this includes chat widgets and other features libraries may purchase independently.
  • SWAN will not pursue group purchases of e-resources that do not meet accessibility standards.

You can learn more about how SWAN evaluates resources for inclusion in the catalog.

Ultimately, a fully accessible library experience depends on SWAN, member libraries, and library vendors all taking responsibility to ensure access for people with disabilities. SWAN acknowledges that accessibility is an iterative, ongoing effort, and not all of our core supported services meet our accessibility standards. We are documenting our efforts to work with vendors through our supported platforms database.

Report a Barrier

Please report any barriers to access that you experience with SWAN supported websites and software.