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One in Five: Disability Essentials in Your Library: Resources
Assistive Technologies in the Library by Barbara T. Mates; William R. Reed IV (Contribution by)There are plenty of products out there for making information accessible to all users, but how can administrators and managers determine which are the most practical and economical for their particular library?
Publication Date: 2010-12-01
Creating Inclusive Library Environments by Michelle Kowalsky; John Woodruff
Publication Date: 2016-11-01
Including Families of Children with Special Needs by Sandra FeinbergLegislation has focused attention on the integration of children with special needs into the community. The contributors to this guide offer advice on how to make all sectors of the population feel welcome in a traditional library setting."
Publication Date: 2013-07-01
Making the Library Accessible for All by Jane VincentAny 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"
Publication Date: 2014-04-15
Programming for Children and Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Barbara KlipperThose who understand the unique sensitivities of young people with autism spectrum disorder, now the second most commonly diagnosed serious developmental disability, know that ordinary library programming guides are not up to the task of effectively serving these library users. Klipper has presented at conferences and trained librarians from around the country in autism awareness, and the grant-funded Sensory Storytime programming she developed at The Ferguson Library in Stamford, Connecticut is a model for
This ASCLA directory includes 15 different toolkits related to library accessibility. Topics range from assistive technology, to working with children, to mental health issues, to service animals, plus so much more! Each kit includes an overview, practical tips, and resources for further information.
On January 16, 2001, ALA Council, the governing body of the American Library Association, unanimously approved the following policy. The policy was written by the Americans with Disabilities Act Assembly, a representational group administered by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association.