Making the Library Accessible for All: A Practical Guide for Librarians (The Practical Guides for Librarians Series 5)

Making the Library Accessible for All: A Practical Guide for Librarians (The Practical Guides for Librarians Series 5)

By: Jane Vincent (author)Paperback

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Description

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. This book is 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."

About Author

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 use, as well as evaluating website accessibility for businesses and organizations. Jane has presented at American Library Association, Public Library Association, and California Library Association conferences as well as at multiple conferences on assistive technology, aging, and usability. She is the author of Implementing Cost-Effective Assistive Computer Technology (Neal-Schuman, 2012) and her writings have been published in Library Hi-Tech News, JASIS, Communication Disorders Quarterly, MacWorld, and the blog Access on Main Street. Jane holds a Master of Arts in Library Science degree from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor's degree from Lawrence University.

Contents

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

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780810891463
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 166
  • ID: 9780810891463
  • weight: 481
  • ISBN10: 0810891468

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