ERIC Number: ED234587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Library Services for the Physically Impaired at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.
Huang, Samuel T.
A librarian describes library services available for physically impaired students at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. Following background information on the university's commitment to disabled students, a discussion is presented on the effects of federal legislation on changes in library facilities; collections; and services for disabled persons, including special equipment and materials for those who cannot use conventional printed materials. Cooperation with other university offices serving disabled students is stressed. A training program to orient visually impaired students and their readers and hearing impaired students and their interpreters is reviewed. The librarian's role in promoting awareness of disabled library users is stressed, and an orientation program on communication is cited as an example. The importance of publicizing special library services is also noted. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Northern Illinois University
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Academic Library Services to Disabled Students (Tallahassee, FL, May 6-7, 1983).