Making The Library Accessible For All: A Practical Guide For Librarians by Jane VincentMaking The Library Accessible For All: A Practical Guide For Librarians by Jane Vincent

Making The Library Accessible For All: A Practical Guide For Librarians

byJane Vincent

Paperback | April 15, 2014

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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
Jane Vincent is currently the Assistive Technology Lead for the University of Michigan, providing direct assistance to students, web accessibility evaluations, and other activities relevant to electronic accessibility and universal access. In the past, she has provided consultation to libraries on accessible technology acquisition and ...
Title:Making The Library Accessible For All: A Practical Guide For LibrariansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:166 pages, 10.91 × 8.53 × 0.42 inPublished:April 15, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810891468

ISBN - 13:9780810891463


Table of Contents

List of IllustrationsList of TablesPrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroductionList of Acronyms and AbbreviationsChapter 1: What is Accessibility?Chapter 2: Communication AccessibilityChapter 3: Materials AccessibilityChapter 4: Architectural and Environmental AccessibilityChapter 5: Training and Event AccessibilityChapter 6: Technology AccessibilityChapter 7: Web AccessibilityChapter 8: The Accessible LibraryGlossaryAbout the AuthorIndex

Editorial Reviews

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.