Change in Certification Procedures for Print Disabled

Up until February 12, 2021, for someone to be certified as print disabled in the USA, a certification from a Medical Doctor was required.

On February 12, 2021, the Library of Congress removed the requirement for certification by a medical doctor for those with reading disabilities. Educators, school psychologists, and certified reading specialists are now among the professionals authorized to certify students with reading disabilities.

Read the Library of Congress’s final rule: Loans of Library Materials for Blind and Other Print-Disabled Persons: A Rule by the Library of Congress on 02/12/2021