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Improving library services to people with disabilities

Improving library services to people with disabilities

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Published by Chandos Publishing in Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Libraries and people with disabilities.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-172) and index.

    Statementedited by Courtney Deines-Jones.
    SeriesChandos information professional series
    ContributionsDeines-Jones, Courtney.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ711.92.H3 I47x 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 175 p. ;
    Number of Pages175
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22752031M
    ISBN 101843342863
    ISBN 109781843342861

    SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. Each branch of the Mobile Public Library provides handicapped access, materials and services: The Mobile Public Library is accessible in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Mobile Public Library also offers a variety of additional resources, listed below, for those with disabilities. Division: Library Services The Section for Library Services to People with Special Needs provides an international forum for the discussion of ideas, sharing of experiences and development of tools designed to promote and improve the effectiveness of library and information services to special needs groups, and the promotion of national and international cooperation at all levels.

    Definition of Disability: Disability means ‘incapacity to perform any activities in the usual or within the range considered normal for a human being’. A disability (or lack of a given ability, as the “dis” qualifier denotes) in humans may be physical, cognitive/mental, sensory, emotional, developmental or some combination of these. A common man can see . People with disabilities are often excluded from social activities and are not treated books), government, consumer, travel, and employment information. In terms of how the Many had creative ideas on how to improve services to blind library users. At the same.

    “Our gentle, open librarians create a welcoming environment for all people,” said Head of Children’s Services Jan Bojda. In order to best serve patrons with disabilities, the library works with community organizations to employ neuroatypical residents and helps connect parents of children in the community with disabilities. These videos were created by Kate Todd for an online course for library staff.


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Purchase Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBN  Courtney Deines-Jones, editor, is an independent consultant specializing in universal access, services to people with disabilities, and services to older received her BA in from the University of Pennsylvania and her MLIS in from Louisiana State University.

She is an active member of the American Library Association (ALA) and is the ALA representative to the 4/5(1). Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities more emphasis is being given to promoting library services to people who have disabilities.

This book is a compendium of articles focused on serving adults with disabilities in an international setting. From this book, librarians, policy makers and constituents will understand the. Improving library services to people with print disabilities: the role of technology in public libraries / Matthew Tylee Atkinson and Jatinder Dhiensa Library services to people with special needs: a discussion of blind and visually impaired people as an exemplar / Kevin Carey Library services to people who are deaf / Mary Beth.

In book: Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities, Edition: First, Chapter: 5 - Reaching people with disabilities in developing countries through academic libraries", Publisher. Beyond Assistive Technology: Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities Library services to people with disabilities are provided by all levels of library staff.

From the part-time aide checking out library materials to the library director determining policies, staff skills and attitudes are crucial for a satisfactory library. Established to advance ALA's continuing commitment to diversity and to accessibility of library and information services for all, including people with physical, sensory or mental disabilities, as reflected in the ALA policy on library services to people with disabilities (); to facilitate communication among ALA units.

The Library Bill of Rights articles are explicated below to focus on services to people with disabilities. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves.

Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of. Special services to patrons with disabilities • Home delivery service to persons who are not able to come to the library • Outreach services to persons in institutions and care facilities • Reading service for patrons with reading difficulties (e.g., short texts, letters, instructions, articles on.

Books We are librarians, after all. So, read we must. Assistive Technologies in the Library by Barbara T. Mates Crash Course in Library Services to People with Disabilities by Ann G. Roberts Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities.

Two gilrs in library. One in a wheelchair., opens a new window opens a new window by Wavebreakmedia, opens a new window opens a new window Grant Awarded to Ensure Equitable Access for People With Disabilities Barbara enjoys making crafts during the monthly Disney Social Club at the Half Moon Bay Library.

A pdf version of this policy can be found here ALIA Constitution Objects addressed: To promote and improve the services provided by all kinds of library and information agencies.

Principle The Australian Library and Information Association adopts in principle the right of people with a disability to equitable access and inclusion in all library and information services, and. Library Services for People with Print Disabilities NLS Talking (Audio) and Braille Books Talking (audio) and braille books by mail, downloadable books and magazines via desktop or mobile app, descriptive videos, and audio playback equipment are available for loan — free of charge — to Californians unable to read conventional print due to a.

What is the Increasing Accessibility Library Initiative (Library Initiative). As part of the accessible communities package to support the National Disability Strategy, the Australian Government provided one-off funding of $1 million in –11 for the provision of playback devices to improve access to print material in a digital format for people with print disability at selected public.

Assistive Technologies in the Library by Barbara T. Mates. Crash Course in Library Services to People with Disabilities by Ann G. Roberts. Including Families of Children with Special Needs: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians (revised) by Carrie Scott Banks.

The New Social Story Book, Revised and Expanded by Carol Gray. Legislation. The disability rights movement advocates equal access to social, political, and economic life which includes not only physical access but access to the same tools, services, organizations and facilities as non-disabled people (e.g., museums).Article 9 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities commits signatories to provide for full accessibility.

Recommendation for library services were to provide adaptive equipment for people with disabilities to use Internet It seems a little result that has not considered any other provision such as the improving of the digitalised material, customized services and accessible library web page.

The Library of Congress opened its reading room for the blind in Photo: Library of Congress. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which mandated inclusion and equal participation for people with disabilities in many aspects of society, including government, commerce, education, travel, and entertainment.

Library staff will assist any patron with special needs, enabling everyone to enjoy full use of the Library’s resources including the following: our sizable collection of large print books, Playaways, and books on CD.

a collection of NLS Talking Books and players which may be used while at the Library, or checked out to enjoy at home. InALA adopted a policy on library services for people with disabilities, [25] and many libraries, including the Denver [26] and Chicago [27] public libraries, offer a variety of tools and services, from software and equipment to special collections and homebound programs.

The Nashville (Tenn.) Public Library has “several staff members. The San Mateo County Libraries, San Jose Public Library, and San Francisco Public Library used their Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to improve access and inclusion for people with disabilities by focusing on staff training, programming, and outreach across the region.

Staff knowledge, skills, and capacity to serve customers. Moreover, recent economic modeling (part of an award-winning research study conducted by Accenture, the American Association of People with Disabilities, and Disability:IN) found a strong. Publishers donate books and with the help of a local branch library they are packed into bags and delivered to the doorsteps of people in need.

Clearly, in such initiatives, every step needs to be taken to ensure that any such programme does not become a vector of infection – national advice should be followed at all times.