Posted by: bluesyemre | November 5, 2012

Report Of The ARL Joint Task Force On Services To Patrons With Print Disabilities

  • A print-disabled person is someone who cannot effectively read print because of a visual, physical, perceptual, developmental, cognitive, or learning disability. Print is a proxy for textual “information”in the research library environment, as research libraries collect in all formats for teaching, research, and learning. Research libraries have a responsibility to make library collections and services universally accessible to their patrons. Doing so is consonant with research library community values and is also necessary in order to comply with long-standing legal requirements. The role of research libraries has changed dramatically with the adoption of information technologies and network-based services, and these technologies are similarly transforming education at all levels.

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