Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities Book

Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities


  • Author : Courtney Deines-Jones
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2007-02-28
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780631059

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Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities Excerpt :

The book takes account of the key fact that to maximize their potential, people must have lifelong access to the information and services offered through books and libraries. Whether to address concerns of an ageing population or to enable all citizens to contribute fully through meaningful education and work opportunities, 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 importance of serving all potential patrons, will be exposed to best practices and model programs, and will learn techniques and strategies for improving the services their libraries offer. 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

Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and the Inclusive Future of Libraries Book

Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and the Inclusive Future of Libraries


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-12-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785606526

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Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and the Inclusive Future of Libraries Excerpt :

With contributions from researchers, educators, and practitioners from across a range of fields, this volume will be an important resource for library professionals in all types of libraries as well as a reference for researchers and educators about the efforts, challenges and opportunities related to the inclusive future of libraries.

Creating Inclusive Library Environments Book

Creating Inclusive Library Environments


  • Author : Michelle Kowalsky
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2016-10-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838914885

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Handbook of Research on Information and Records Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Book

Handbook of Research on Information and Records Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution


  • Author : Chigwada, Josiline Phiri
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2021-06-25
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 407
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799877424

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Handbook of Research on Information and Records Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Excerpt :

Information and records management has been an important part of society for establishing procedures to effectively manage information. As technology has increased in society, this essential function has been impacted as well. With the onset of technological tools brought upon by the fourth industrial revolution, technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things, big data, and more have changed the face of information and records management. These technologies and tools have paved new ways for security, efficiency in timely processes, new ways to create and process records, and other beneficial traits. Along with these advancements come new contemporary issues, leading to the need for research on how exactly information records management is functioning in modern times, the technologies brought on by the fourth industrial revolution, and both the benefits and challenges to this transition. The Handbook of Research on Information and Records Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution showcases contemporary issues and demonstrates the value of information and records management in the fourth industrial revolution. The book provides a summary of the key activities undertaken by information and records managers as they seek to make records and information management more visible in the modern knowledge-driven society. The chapters highlight innovation, the use of information and communication technology in information and records management, best practices, challenges encountered, and how they are overcome. The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals, librarians, archivists, lecturers, and researchers working in the field of library and information science, along with practitioners, academicians, and students interested in information and records management in the 21st century.

Libraries and Reading Book

Libraries and Reading


  • Author : Matthew Conner
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-01-23
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789733853

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In a climate of tightened budgets and severe demands on public literacy resources, Conner and Plocharczyck go to the foundations of social justice in Cultural Studies to show how the means of integrating those with disabilities into libraries and communities can be found in our everyday practices.

Improving the Quality of Library Services for Students with Disabilities Book

Improving the Quality of Library Services for Students with Disabilities


  • Author : Philip Calvert
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 1591583004

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Improving the Quality of Library Services for Students with Disabilities Excerpt :

Approximately ten percent of the U.S. student population (undergraduate and graduate) has a disability; and few if any libraries have failed to comply, at least in part, with federal regulations. But have they stopped to think whether the services they offer actually fit the bill?

That All May Read Book

That All May Read


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Blind
  • Pages : 526
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000065756565

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Provision of library service to blind and physically handicapped individuals is an ever-developing art/science requiring a knowledge of individual needs, a mastery of information science processes and techniques, and an awareness of the plethora of available print and nonprint resources. This book is intended to bring together a composite overview of the needs of individials unable to use print resources and to describe current and historic practices designed to meet those needs. - Preface.

Crash Course in Library Services to People with Disabilities Book
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Crash Course in Library Services to People with Disabilities


  • Author : Elizabeth Ann Roberts
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2010-03-23
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 9781591587675

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Crash Course in Library Services to People with Disabilities Excerpt :

· Provides assessment tools that help libraries gauge their ability to meet the needs of disabled patrons · Includes a comprehensive index

Inclusion  Equity and Access for Individuals with Disabilities Book

Inclusion Equity and Access for Individuals with Disabilities


  • Author : Santoshi Halder
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-03-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 671
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811359620

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Inclusion Equity and Access for Individuals with Disabilities Excerpt :

The book provides multiple perspectives and insights on the area of Inclusion, Equity and Access for people with disabilities and brings together various inclusive effective practices from 21 countries across the world most comprehensively in one book. The book documents perspectives from educational researchers and teacher educators through first-hand experience using cutting-edge research and conceptual understandings, thought processes, and reflections. The book brings together various methodologies to expose scientific truths in the area of disability and inclusion. Chapter authors utilize a self-reflective stance, representing state of the art theory and practice for exploring notions of disability. Authors examine cultural relational practices, common values and beliefs, and shared experiences for the purpose of helping cultural members and cultural strangers better understand interdependent factors. Each chapter is an attempt to unravel a thought provoking, comprehensive, and thorough understanding of the challenges and abilities of individuals with disabilities shaped by their own culture, society and country, re-engaging the promise of scientific research as a generative form of inquiry. The book is designed to be of use to a wide range of professionals; researchers, practitioners, advocates, special educators and parents providing information and or discussions on educational needs, health care provisions, and social services irrespective of country and culture.

The Surgeon General s Call to Action to Improve the Health and Wellness of Persons with Disabilities Book

The Surgeon General s Call to Action to Improve the Health and Wellness of Persons with Disabilities


  • Author : U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release Date : 2012-07-23
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN 10 : 1478298685

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The Surgeon General s Call to Action to Improve the Health and Wellness of Persons with Disabilities Excerpt :

Since 1900, the nation has witnessed unprecedented improvement in the health of its people thanks, in large part, to the public health movement that works to prevent disease and its spread, and to promote mental, physical and emotional well-being. As a result of a century of public health initiatives, such as vaccinations, improved nutrition and sanitation, and new treatments to combat acute illnesses, millions of people have led longer, healthier lives. As a result, the emphasis of the nation's work in public health has shifted from a focus solely on acute illnesses to a more balanced approach that has added attention to chronic medical conditions and the factors that cause them. The perception of disability—a condition of the body, mind, or senses of a person of any age that may affect the ability to work, learn or participate in community life—also is in transition. With the recognition that disability is not an illness, the emphasis increasingly is on continuity of care and the relationship between a person with a disability and the environment at the physical, emotional and environmental levels. This approach is based on the knowledge that good health means the same thing for everyone, and that the best possible health status and quality of years of life should be a goal for everyone, whether experiencing a disability or not. Today, 54 million Americans—more than one fifth of us—are living with at least one disability. Some individuals are born with a disability; others acquire disabilities over the course of their lifetime. At any time, each of us is at risk for acquiring a disability, whether through an illness, an injury, genetics, or any number of other causes. This Call to Action to Improve the Health and Wellness of Persons with Disabilities is built on the need to promote accessible, comprehensive health care that enables persons with disabilities to have a full life in the community with integrated services, consistent with the President's New F

Making Libraries Accessible Book

Making Libraries Accessible


  • Author : Char Booth
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2014-01-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838994429

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In this issue of Library Technology Reports, editor Booth makes the case that that attention to the core principles of consistency, flexibility, and simplicity go hand in hand with libraries’ commitments to open information and accessibility.

No Shelf Required Book
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No Shelf Required


  • Author : Sue Polanka
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838910542

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No Shelf Required Excerpt :

Sue Polanka brings together a variety of professionals to share their expertise about e-books with librarians and publishers. Providing forward-thinking ideas while remaining grounded in practical information that can be implemented in all kinds of libraries, the topics explored include an introduction to e-books and their different types, an overview of their history and development, e-book technology, why e-books are good for learning, and how librarians can market them to a wide range of users.--[backcover]

The Future of Disability in America Book

The Future of Disability in America


  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2007-10-24
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 618
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309104722

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The Future of Disability in America Excerpt :

The future of disability in America will depend on how well the U.S. prepares for and manages the demographic, fiscal, and technological developments that will unfold during the next two to three decades. Building upon two prior studies from the Institute of Medicine (the 1991 Institute of Medicine's report Disability in America and the 1997 report Enabling America), The Future of Disability in America examines both progress and concerns about continuing barriers that limit the independence, productivity, and participation in community life of people with disabilities. This book offers a comprehensive look at a wide range of issues, including the prevalence of disability across the lifespan; disability trends the role of assistive technology; barriers posed by health care and other facilities with inaccessible buildings, equipment, and information formats; the needs of young people moving from pediatric to adult health care and of adults experiencing premature aging and secondary health problems; selected issues in health care financing (e.g., risk adjusting payments to health plans, coverage of assistive technology); and the organizing and financing of disability-related research. The Future of Disability in America is an assessment of both principles and scientific evidence for disability policies and services. This book's recommendations propose steps to eliminate barriers and strengthen the evidence base for future public and private actions to reduce the impact of disability on individuals, families, and society.