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Public Libraries and Access for Children with Disabilities and Their Families: A Proposed Inclusive Library Model

Within the library profession, there is widespread support for access to libraries for people with disabilities. However, there is limited literature on the topic of access to public libraries for children with disabilities and their families and very little empirical research on this topic exists. This paper reports on an investigation of factors influencing access to public libraries for children with disabilities and their families from the perspective of the public librarian.

Online Digital Libraries at Universities: An Inclusive Proposal

Information accessibility at online digital libraries is an essential requirement so people can use them independently. These are very common systems at Universities for sharing academic knowledge and for supporting learning. However, information accessibility to people with disabilities is not properly taken into account when designing and maintaining end-user interfaces and content.

Inclusive academic libraries in the 21st Century: a comparative study of Mzuzu University Library and St. John of God of Health Sciences Library in Mzuzu, Malawi

Provision of library services to all users without discrimination is crucial to libraries in this century. Inclusive academic libraries provide services to all users regardless users’ disabilities. They enhance access and increase meeting the needs of all library users. The purpose of this study was to determine how inclusive are library services to the physically challenged students at Mzuzu University Library and St. John of God College of Health Sciences Library and how are these services similar or different.

Library and information center accessibility: The differently-able patron’s accessibility

This article explores library services and accessibility in public, school, and academic libraries from the perspective(s) of patrons who are differently-able. 1 For this study, five individuals, each of whom has unique experiences with disability and society, participated in in-depth interviews.

Opening public libraries to people with autism

Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder that includes differences or challenges in social communication skills, fine and gross motor skills, speech, and intellectual ability.1The symptoms of autism vary widely in type and severity and are usually seen in early childhood.

Opening Access to Public Libraries for Children with Special Needs & their Families

This report investigates the factors influencing access to public libraries for children with special needs and their families.

The Theoretical Model of an Inclusive Library for People with Disabilities and its Practical Implementation

Purpose and Originality: This study aims to analyse the concept of an inclusive and socially responsible library, to develop the theoretical model of an inclusive library for people with disabilities, and to investigate the practical possibilities for implementing this model in regional libraries in order to reduce social exclusion of people with disabilities and to increase their social inclusion. The paper presents the results of empirical research conducted in two counties of Lithuania.

Information seeking behaviour of blind and visually impaired students: a case study of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg Campus

The aim of the study was to establish the visually impaired students' information seeking behaviours, which comprises information needs, seeking and use. Identifying the students' information seeking behaviour helped to determine whether the services that are provided by the University of KwaZulu-Natal on the Pietermaritzburg (UKZN-PMB) campus met their information needs or not.



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