ERIC Number: ED057839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Self-Study and Evaluation Guide; Section D-1; Library Services.
National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped, New York, NY.
Fundamentally, library services should accomplish the same objectives for the blind and visually handicapped as for the sighted. There are, nevertheless, important differences arising from the need to compensate for lack of sight as well as from the conditions which blindness imposes on the means of rendering library service. By definition, blind people cannot use conventional printed materials. They must depend on the spoken word, on large type, on tactile devices such as braille or on mechanical aids. This section contains the following parts: (1) Federal Level of Service, (2) State and Regional Libraries, (3) Community Libraries, (4) School Libraries, (5) Libraries of Agencies Serving Blind and Visually Handicapped Persons, (6) Equipment, (7) Physical Facilities and (8) Programming for Improvement. Part 2 and Part 5 are designed for agencies that provide these particular types of library services and are to be used in conjunction with Parts 6, 7 and 8 in a self-study of their programs. While Part I, "Federal Level of Service," Part 3, "Community Libraries" and Part 4, "School Libraries" are not designed for use in the self-study of library services at these levels, the standards are included so that other levels of service which may use these services as resources can be aware of the standards applicable to them. (Other sections of this guide are available as LI 003342-003348 and as LI 003350 and LI 003351). (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Blindness, Community Services, Guides, Library Services, Methods, Self Evaluation, Standards, Visual Impairments
National Accreditation Council, 79 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016 ($.50 prepaid)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.; American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped, New York, NY.
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