Making the Library Accessible for All

Making the Library Accessible for All

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Any library open to the public has a legal and ethical obligation to make their services accessible. This book is intended to be a single-source guide relevant to all library functions that librarians can easily refer to when planning, remediating, or evaluating for accessibility. It has a unique holistic perspective, as well as an emphasis on perceiving people with disabilities as providing resources to meet a common goal rather than as a population to be a€œserved.a€ Accessibility is becoming an issue that libraries can no longer ignore. Making the Library Accessible for All provides a holistic guide to accessibility that addresses common issues and gives strategies for responding to unique situations. Topics addressed include: Increasing effectiveness of interactions with patrons who have disabilities Interpreting the real intent behind architectural and website accessibility guidelines Making events and trainings inclusive for everyone... 77, 83, 109, 112 keyguards, 86 Kindle e-book reader, 35, 78, 88 kitchens, 45 Kobo e-book reader, 35 language, appropriate. ... 3, 43a€“50, 63a€“64, 74, 124 mouse (computer device), 69, 80a€“85, 97, 102 multiple chemical sensitivity. ... See storage areas sign language interpreters, 19 signage, 6, 52, 54; accessibility of, 46, 53, 62 Signed Exact English, 18, 137 Sites (cloud-based authoring software).

Title:Making the Library Accessible for All
Author:Jane Vincent
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2014-04-15


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