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Making the Library Accessible for All : A Practical Guide for Librarians - Jane Vincent

Making the Library Accessible for All

A Practical Guide for Librarians

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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 "served." 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

Libraries have long been an entry point and introduction to literature, ideas, and opinions; a window to the world, affordable by all. There is nothing that it is more important to be than accessible to all. And Jane Vincent is the perfect docent-problemsolver to help us understand both the totality of what a library is and how to make its myriad faces accessible. -- Gregg Vanderheiden, Director of Trace Research & Development Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

List of Illustrations List of Tables Preface Acknowledgments Introduction List of Acronyms and Abbreviations Chapter 1: What is Accessibility? Chapter 2: Communication Accessibility Chapter 3: Materials Accessibility Chapter 4: Architectural and Environmental Accessibility Chapter 5: Training and Event Accessibility Chapter 6: Technology Accessibility Chapter 7: Web Accessibility Chapter 8: The Accessible Library Glossary About the Author Index

ISBN: 9780810891463
ISBN-10: 0810891468
Series: The Practical Guides for Librarians Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 166
Published: 23rd June 2014
Dimensions (cm): 27.7 x 21.7  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.48