Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and the Inclusive Future of Libraries

Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and the Inclusive Future of Libraries

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All libraries have patrons and staff members with disabilities, making equitable service a priority for these organizations as they provide diverse services to their entire communities. Although rapid technological changes in recent years have offered challenges to libraries, these same technologies provide opportunities to embrace the concept of accessible library services and create innovative new services for patrons with disabilities. Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and the Inclusive Future of Libraries, edited by Brian Wentz, Paul T. Jaeger, and John Carlo Bertot, focuses on the issues at the intersection of disability, accessibility, inclusion and libraries. The chapters in this volume provide best practices and innovative ideas to share amongst libraries, explore the roles that internet and communication technologies play in the context of inclusive libraries, illuminate the important contributions of libraries in promoting social inclusion of and social justice for people with disabilities, and help libraries to better articulate their contributions in these areas as they engage with disability groups, funders, policymakers, and other parts of their communities.In parallel with the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), on July 26, 2015, the Library at the College of Staten Island ... the CSA, educates librarians about specific accessibility services, and participates in CUNY Disability Awareness Month annually. ... In 2014, new initiatives started occurring: a new library web site was built, the library transition to new research guides, and a newanbsp;...


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Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing - 2015-12-14
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