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Accessibility and Disability

Search Tip #1

A search term can be used in combination with another search term to improve the relevance of your search results in databases, the Library's Discover and Catalog searches, and even in Google and other search engines.

To find materials about public health and science in relation to people with disabilities, start with the search term disability then add a second or even third search term.


  • disability AND health
  • disability AND science
  • disability AND "public health"
  • disability AND technology

Search Tip #2

Try searching "disability" as a subject instead of a keyword to limit results to materials that are about people with disabilities. A keyword search only means that your searched term appears somewhere in the text of the books and articles in your results.

Search Tip #3

As an example, here are just a few of the subject terms we noted when retrieving the books listed on this page:

People with disabilities - Health and hygiene  Sports for people with disabilities
Chronic diseases Medical policy - United States
Social medicine Technology application
Disabled athletes Assistive Computer Technology
Disability and technology User experience