ERIC Number: ED352037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Florida International University Libraries and the Americans with Disabilities Act 1990: An Overview with Recommendations for Compliance.
Florida International Univ., Miami. Libraries.
This report explores the significance of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) for the Florida International University Libraries and describes adaptations that can be made to insure compliance with the law. Following a discussion of the law and definitions of terms, the paper lists auxiliary aids and services that should be purchased to better serve the needs of disabled persons with visual, hearing, and mobility impairments and combinations of these impairments. The name, price, vendor, and vendor phone number are given for equipment designed to adapt online catalog terminals for people with low vision; people who cannot see or read print; people who are blind and deaf; and people who are unable to use a keyboard. The paper also describes general services that would benefit the libraries' disabled users; furnishings that make materials and services available to those who use wheelchairs; signage systems that meet the needs of persons with visual, hearing, and mobility limitations; interior and exterior architectural access needs; and sensitivity and disability awareness training for library staff personnel. The establishment of a library access and services committee is recommended and a list of committee responsibilities is provided. (Contains 9 references.) (KRN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Florida International Univ., Miami. Libraries.
Identifiers: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Florida International University; Vendors