Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843342861, 9781780631059

Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities

1st Edition

Editors: Courtney Deines-Jones
Paperback ISBN: 9781843342861
eBook ISBN: 9781780631059
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 28th February 2007
Page Count: 196
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Table of Contents

Improving library services to people with print disabilities: The role of technology in public libraries; Library services to people with special needs: A discussion of blind and visually impaired people as an exemplar; Library services to people who are deaf; Adaptive technology for people with physical disabilities using information and communications technology; Reaching people with disabilities in developing countries through academic libraries; Finding the means to improve services; Low-cost/no-cost ways to improve service right now; Further reading and resources.


Description

Improving library services to people with print disabilities: The role of technology in public libraries; Library services to people with special needs: A discussion of blind and visually impaired people as an exemplar; Library services to people who are deaf; Adaptive technology for people with physical disabilities using information and communications technology; Reaching people with disabilities in developing countries through academic libraries; Finding the means to improve services; Low-cost/no-cost ways to improve service right now; Further reading and resources.

Key Features

  • Pragmatic approach gives librarians tools they can use immediately to improve their services
  • Policy overviews help librarians understand advocacy issues
  • Emphasis on universal access helps librarians and decision-makers understand how improving services for people with disabilities improves services for all patrons

Readership

Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science


Details

No. of pages:
196
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Chandos Publishing 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9781780631059
Paperback ISBN:
9781843342861

About the Editors

Courtney Deines-Jones Editor

Courtney Deines-Jones, editor, is an independent consultant specializing in universal access, services to people with disabilities, and services to older adults. She received her BA in 1984 from the University of Pennsylvania and her MLIS in 1992 from Louisiana State University. She is an active member of the American Library Association (ALA) and is the ALA representative to the International Federation of Library Agencies Standing Committee on Library Services to the Blind. Contributing authors include: Mary Beth Allen, Applied Life Studies Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; Matthew Atkinson and Jatinder Dhiensa, Loughborough University, UK; Kevin Carey, humanITy, UK; Bernadette Cassidy, Allan Bean Centre for Research and Learning in Rehabilitation (New Zealand); AnneMarie Cooke, Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, USA; Christine Wamunyima Kanyengo, Medical Library, University of Zambia School of Medicine; Youngsook Lee, National Library of Korea; Ayo Onatola, St. Christopher Iba Mar Diop College of Medicine, UK; Christine Tilley, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, USA