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Published by National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress in Washington, DC .
Written in English


  • Vision disorders -- Bibliography -- Catalogs,
  • People with disabilities -- Bibliography -- Catalogs

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Edition Notes

SeriesReference circular -- no. 99-01
ContributionsLibrary of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
The Physical Object
Pagination45 p. ;
Number of Pages45
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14501458M

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2 The Importance of Diversity in Library Programs and Material Collections for Children Abstract Children encounter diversity on a regular basis in their interactions with others at home, in school, or around their neighborhood. As our nation continues to diversify, it is essential that children learn. Book returns should be barrier-free. Inside the library, pathways should be at least 32 inches wide and 60 inches wide where wheelchairs would need to pass each other. 4. Elevators and Stairs. If there is more than one level to the library, there should be an accessible elevator. Stairs should be at least 36 inches wide and have hand-rails.   Visual supports at service desks, such as library-themed social stories or visual choice boards, support patrons with disabilities needing assistance with communication. Launching an Accessibility Services webpage allows patrons to preview accessible services before visiting your facility.   Some resources about the ADA's effect on library buildings and services: ASGCLA, the Association of Specialized, Government and Cooperative Library Agencies, promotes a policy on Library Services for People with Disabilities. ASGCLA also has a toolkit for “Library Accessibility – What You Need to Know.” Each "tipsheet was developed to help librarians in all types of libraries .

Standards for South Carolina School Library Resource Collections 2 Standards Overview All schools regardless of enrollment or grades served should use these core collection standards for evaluating the library resource collection. The results of the evaluation should be used for long-range planning to establish goals for collection development.   The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law in , with additional amendments in This landmark civil rights law prohibits discrimination based on disability and imposes accessibility requirements on public accommodations, including primary government resource on the ADA is Title II of the law applies to municipal and state . Every community, no matter the size, has the opportunity to serve children with special needs. Libraries have unique opportunities to raise awareness and strengthen services for children with disabilities and their families. In the recent webinar Serving the Underserved: Children with Disabilities at Your Library, Renee Grassi, Youth Department Director at Glen Ellyn Public Library shared. The updated and expanded website of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) helps the organization fulfill its mission of providing free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents reading or holding the printed page.