ERIC Number: ED100320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Report on Braille Reader Survey.
Evensen, Richard H.
A Braille Reader Survey Analysis was prepared for the Division for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the Library of Congress in 1974 in order to determine what kinds of books and magazines current braille readers like to read, and to obtain information about braille readers. The survey mailing list was gleaned from subscription lists of four braille publications: "Braille Book Review,""The Braille Monitor,""The Braille Forum," and "The New Outlook for the Blind." Forty percent of the 1,735 people surveyed responded. Eight recommendations resulted from the survey: (1) the number of braille books and magazines should be maintained or increased; (2) the most favored book categories were entertainment, general information, hobbies, and education, while preferred magazines were in the general interest, news, and entertainment categories; (3) these preferences should be honored in press braille title selection; (4) longer books should be available; (5) "Braille Book Review" should list more titles; (6) "Braille Book Review" should list available braille magazines; (7) the quality of the braille services of libraries and centers must be evaluated; (8) a followup survey needs to be taken in two years. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Div. for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.