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Accessibility

HathiTrust Digital Library is committed to making our interface as accessible as possible. We have incorporated special markup throughout the site but have focused special attention on the PageTurner (the part of the site that displays images & text of materials in the digital library). The HathiTrust PageTurner currently passes Section 508 requirements.

We welcome any comments or suggestions that will help us improve it further. Please use the feedback link in the navigation menu or the footer or email feedback@issues.hathitrust.org.

Services for Users Who Have Disabilities

Through a designated Proxy, Eligible Patrons at HathiTrust partner institutions can receive special lawful access to in-copyright materials in HathiTrust. See HathiTrust Print Disabilities Access: Service Description and Requirements for more information (view for United States institutions; view for International institutions). Specific terms of access are available at http://www.hathitrust.org/access_use#ic-access.

How Access Works

We will be making improvements to this procedure as time goes on. For a more detailed version, please see the "HathiTrust Guide to Using the Print Disability Service."

For users with print disabilities

  1. Open HathiTrust in your web browser.
  2. Select “LOG IN.”
  3. In the “Select your institution” drop-down menu, select your institution.
  4. When prompted, enter the username and password you use to log into services at your university.
  5. Arrive at “Search HathiTrust’s digital library” on the HathiTrust main page.
  6. Enter your search terms in the Search input fields.
  7. Select the “Search” button.
  8. In Search Results, locate the item you wish to access.
  9. Send a request by email to your institutional contact as listed at http://tinyurl.com/c67odop.

For proxies

  1. You can only access the service if you use the computer you registered with initially. If it is a laptop, it must have a persistent IP address. This may require that it be docked at your office location.
  2. Open HathiTrust in your web browser.
  3. Select “LOG IN.”
  4. In the “Select your institution” drop-down menu, select your institution.
  5. When prompted, enter the username and password you use to log into services at your university.
  6. Arrive at “Search HathiTrust’s digital library” on the HathiTrust main page.
  7. Enter your search terms in the Search input field, and select “Search” button.
  8. In Search Results, locate the item you wish to access. Select “Full View”/"Limited (search-only)" link after item Title or select the “Catalog Record” link to view the record and all associated items. (Note: You will not be able to download the book from the Catalog Record view - please click through to one of the items listed on the record.)
  9. When “Special Access” Dialogue Box appears, select “OK” to proceed.
  10. On the Item full view page, select “Download whole book (PDF)” under “Get This Book.”
  11. When PDF Dialogue completes, select “Download PDF.”
  12. Provide the item to an eligible user in accordance with the terms of access in your registration agreement. See Proxy Registration Form

Access Keys

We have added access keys to the PageTurner to help navigate the page.

How to use access keys

Access keys allow you to use the keyboard to skip to different sections of the page and switch book views. Each browser uses a different combination of keys to activate an access key. Please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Access_key for browser-specific instructions. 

Access Keys assigned in HathiTrust Digital Library Pageturner

  • Access Key 2: Skip site navigation
  • Access Key 5: Switch to full text OCR for current book
  • Access Key f: Go to first page in book
  • Access Key p: Go to previous page in book
  • Access Key n: Go to next page in book
  • Access Key l: Go to last page in book