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532  Accessibility Note (R)

Record Type


Input Standards

Field (Full/Minimal)
Required if applicable/Optional
1st Indicator  Display constant controller
0 Accessibility technical details
1 Accessibility features
2 Accessibility deficiencies
8 No display constant generated
2nd Indicator  Undefined
blank character Undefined
Subfields (R=Repeatable  NR=Nonrepeatable) Input Standards (Full/Minimal)
ǂa Summary of accessibility (NR) Mandatory/Mandatory
ǂ6 Linkage (NR) System supplied/System supplied
ǂ8 Field link and sequence number (R) Optional/Optional


Textual information describing the accessibility features, hazards, and deficiencies of a resource, including technical details relating to accessibility features.

For information on punctuation, see the Punctuation section below.


This field may be used to expand on or to qualify data in field 341.

1st Indicator

Display constant controller. Controls the generation of an introductory phrase.


Accessibility technical details. Devices, equipment, or software required to implement an accessibility feature.


Accessibility features. Provides a description of accessibility features in a resource.


Accessibility deficiencies. Provides a description of content of a resource for which no alternative mode of access has been provided.


No display constant provided

2nd Indicator

Undefined. The 2nd indicator position is undefined and contains a blank.

blank character



ǂa Summary of accessibility

Text describing accessibility features, hazards, and deficiencies as well as technical details relating to accessibility features.

532 0   Daisy 3
532 0   Requires Daisy 3 software for access; Internet connection
532 1   Closed captioning in English
532 1   Open captioning in French and English
532 1   Described video
532 1   Picture-in-picture signing
532 2   Menu not navigable
532 2   Requires additional software, mouse
ǂ6 Linkage

Data that link fields when non-Latin script is entered. This subfield is system supplied and does not appear in OCLC online displays. Do not manually add subfield ǂ6. For more information about subfield ǂ6, see Control Subfields.

ǂ8 Field link and sequence number

For information about subfield ǂ8, see Control Subfields.


For records containing or omitting punctuation, follow these instructions:

  • Include incidental punctuation needed within any subfields, e.g., commas, periods (following abbreviations or initials), etc.
  • Omit punctuation preceding each subfield unless the preceding subfield ends with an ellipsis, exclamation point, hyphen, period (following an abbreviation or initial), question mark, closing bracket, or closing parenthesis
  • Omit the terminal period at the end of the field unless the last word is an abbreviation or initial
532 0   Requires Daisy 3 software for access; Internet connection

For more information on punctuation, including OCLC policy, see section 2.8, Punctuation.


Field 532 is currently not indexed.


For more information, including content designator history, see MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data, field 532.

This page last revised: August 22, 2022