ERIC Number: ED328278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Library Programs. Library Programs for the Handicapped. Fiscal Year 1987.
Neff, Evaline B.
One in a series of published reports on selected Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) program areas, this report presents the record of accomplishments in library services to the disabled during fiscal year 1987 nationwide, including programs in Guam, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The typical services reported include the recordings of books and magazines on disk, cassette, and magnetic tape; the printing of books in braille and large-print; and outreach activities aimed at the handicapped. An examination of library services for the handicapped in FY 1987 revealed the following trends: (1) the use of volunteers to record printed media and repair playback equipment; (2) library automation to improve the management of regional libraries; (3) the installation of Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD), which provide closed captioning on videotapes and television programs; (4) a growth in the number and diversity of radio reading programs; and (5) the establishment of toys for disabled children programs. Over 90% of the report consists of syntheses of the reported activities by state and subgrantee. A table defines the total expenditures and number of persons served through the LSCA by federal, state, and local sources for each state. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Library Services and Construction Act