This article outlines an exploratory case study to determine how to best serve functionally diverse patrons in a digital landscape through usable and accessible LibGuides at the University of Mississippi Libraries. The literature was reviewed to explore what best practices are implemented when crafting accessible LibGuides. A best practices LibGuide was then created as a resource for librarians to utilize in creating accessible and usable guides. A small sample of the most viewed LibGuides from the University of Mississippi Libraries was then evaluated for accessibility with WebAIM’s WAVE Accessibility Evaluation Tool along with a manual rubric created by Stitz and Blundell (2018). This article builds upon the literature concerning LibGuide accessibility and usability. Further research is recommended to include a wider range of LibGuides and creators, a deeper look into overall accessibility issues that are trending, the voices of those who identify as functionally diverse, and to partner with community stakeholders who could add to these findings.

Publication Date

Winter 2-1-2021