Accessibility metadata is metadata or information about the accessibility features of a resource so that a person with disabilities, such as a print disability, can determine whether they can access the content of the resource.

The purpose of the network is to improve the resource discovery experience for library users with disabilities, by collaborating across sectors, both within IFLA and outside IFLA, in order to identify the guidance needed. Widespread collaboration and coordination lay the groundwork for compatibility of data, an appropriate response to user needs, and an efficient reuse of accessibility metadata created in related sectors, such as by publishers or agencies that produce remediated resources.