Universal Accessibility Interest Group


The Universal Accessibility Interest group offers librarians, support staff, students, and other advocates networking and collaboration opportunities, information sharing and programming to promote accessibility in academic libraries, including web accessibility, assistive technology, reference and instruction for users with disabilities and captioning processes.


Dr. Sherry E. Gelbwasser (Convener, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012)
Debra Riley-Huff (Incoming Convener, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012)
S.G. Ranti Junus (Past Convener, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2011. Last retrieved on 11/27/2015. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


As of August 2015, the UAIG had 290 members. Interest Group composition includes a convener and incoming convener.


The Universal Accessibility Interest Group was established at the 2009 Spring Executive Committee Meeting.

Get Involved

Join an Interest Group
Join the Universal Accessibility Interest Group through your ALA membership record, and participate through the interest group's ALA Connect space and the ACRL listserv. If you have any questions, suggestions, or ideas for discussion topics or events, please contact the conveners.

Staff Liaison

Chase Ollis
Program Coordinator
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL  60611-2788
Work: 312-280-2521
E-mail: collis@ala.org