ERIC Number: ED070133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Communication for the Blind: Part I - Right to Read for Blind and Physically Handicapped and Part II - New Think: Communication Is for Everyone.
Part I gives a detailed description of the services provided by the Division for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the Library of Congress. The division serves the reading needs of these people by reproducing books on microgroove disc, magnetic tape, tape cassette, and in various forms of braille. The author estimates that there are at least 2,000,000 U.S. citizens eligible for the Library's free services but that about 10 percent are aware of their eligibility and take advantage of the program. This part concludes with a list of the regional libraries that serve the handicapped. Part II is basically an appeal to those concerned with communications to assist in publicizing the Library's program and informing those eligible for the special assistance of their "right to read." (RN)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Div. for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Note: Part II presented as a paper at the International Communication Assn. Convention (Atlanta, April 1972)