ERIC Number: ED185993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Handicapped in Reading and the Public Libraries.
After acknowledging that a large segment of the population does not use libraries due to difficulties of one kind or another in visiting them, this paper argues that people with reading handicaps constitute an even larger number of non-users. Surveys of the use of Danish libraries are briefly reviewed, and 11 groups of people with "reading difficulties" are identified. Fourteen types of materials that are now available, or should be available, to library users are listed, and methods for adapting the contents of a book to the needs of the reading handicapped, particularly the mentally retarded, are described. Finally, a list of suggestions to help public libraries intensify their efforts in serving people with reading problems is presented. Several bottom-of-the-page sentences have been lost in the process of copying this document. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (45th, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 27-September 1, 1979). Best copy available.