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 everyonePart of this has to do with market share: Amazon wants to make sure that the books it sells play only on a Kindle and not on ... Even when files are made accessible, the e-reader hardware used to access them may not have accessibility features such as text-to-speech, magnification, ... While there is no optimally accessible e-reader available at this time, the iPad and iPhone come the closesta€”not onlyanbsp;...

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


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