Biomedical professionals with special needs should be considered when developing a strategy for an inclusive library. They are both patient and clinician. In addition to reference inquires that might arise when treating their patients, they may also have information and accessibility needs directly related to their own disabilities.
The Society of Healthcare Professionals with Disabilities (http://www.DisabilitySociety.org/) is an organization for health professionals with disabilities and associates. Providing professional resources and support, lifetime memberships are free. In addition to the global society, there are three subgroups:
- Physicians with Disabilities (www.PhysicianswithDisabilities.org)
- Pharmacists with Disabilities (http://www.PharmacistswithDisabilities.org)
- Nurses with Disabilities (http://NursingwithDisabilities.org)