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Crash Course in Library Services to People with Disabilities.

Author: Ann G Roberts; Richard J Smith
Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book helps libraries identify and implement new ways to serve their physically or mentally disabled patients.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Roberts, Ann G.
Crash Course in Library Services to People with Disabilities.
Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ann G Roberts; Richard J Smith
ISBN: 9781610690560 1610690567
OCLC Number: 745866890
Description: 1 online resource (174 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; A Note From the Editor; Introduction; Chapter 1: Taking Stock; American Library Association: Library Services for People with Disabilities Policy; Policy Statements and the Request for Accommodation; Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Policy; Statement of Policy; Amesbury Public Library; Requests for Accommodations for Library Programs; Reasonable Accommodation Request Form; Where to Begin; The Do-It Center; Issues to Consider; Legal Issues; Building Access and Environment; Library Staff; Library Services; Adaptive Technology for Computers; Electronic Resources. Helpful Communication HintsOther Accommodations; Getting in on the Ground Floor; Disabled or dislabeled?; Conclusion; Chapter 2: Leading by Example; The Numbers; The Decennial Census Long Form; Know your Resources; Marketing Your Library's Service to Persons With Disabilities; Perfect Partners: A Special Needs Lending Library; In-Home Library Services; Getting Started with In-Home Library Service; Chelsea District Library; The Right Person for the Job; Skills Development; Security Issues; On the Security Flip Side; Protection of Children, the Elderly, and Individuals with Disabilities. Pre-employment or Volunteer ScreeningState Laws; Programming; Art Abilities: Beauty in Differences; Shake Things Up: Gaming for All; One-Switch or Retro Games; Wii-Habilitation; Other Suggestions; Conclusion; Chapter 3: Assistive Technology and Total Access; The Alliance for Technology Access; Communications; Minimum Requirements for Effective Communication; Facility; Accessibility to Library Services and Programs; Technology; Starting Goals; Web Site; Starting Goals; Testing for Web Accessibility; Introduction to Web Accessibility; A Pragmatic Approach. Common Assistive Technologies in LibrariesThe Association of Assistive Technology Programs; Conclusion; Chapter 4: Library Services to Baby Boomers and Older Adults; Transforming Life After 50; Realities; The Physical Changes; Guidelines for Library and Information Services to Older Adults; Computer Training for Older Adults; Older Adults and Web 2.0; Senior-Friendly Web Sites; Blogs; Gaming Again; Electronic Games; Electronic Brain Games; We Like to Play ... Wii; Academic Libraries and Wii; Health Literacy; What Is Health Literacy?; The NAALS Report; Savvy Senior Health. Programming Ideas to Improve Physical and Mental Health in SeniorsBook Discussion Groups; Choosing the Books; Discussion Preparation; Personal Memoir Writing; Memory Lane; The Nls and Library Services to the Blind and Physically Handicapped; Books for the Adult Blind; Books for the Blind Division; Web-Braille; Eligibility of Blind and other Physically Handicapped Persons for Loan of Library Materials; The 102 Talking-Book Club (Ten Squared Club); Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD); Free Recorded Literature Online; Conclusion.

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This book helps libraries identify and implement new ways to serve their physically or mentally disabled patients.

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