ERIC Number: ED100346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep-18
Reference Count: N/A
What Should a Library for the Blind Be? Testimony Presented to the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Mountain Plains Regional Hearing September 18, 1974, Denver, Colorado.
A library for the blind is a good public library which deals in several media: Braille, tape, and large type. Such a library has the capability and dedication to provide each patron with personalized service, transcribing materials from regular print on demand. Organizations that simply select books made available the Library of Congress for mail circulation do not provide a library service. The Division for the Blind and Physically Handicapped shouldn't reprint every edition once every five years, on the assumption that the books are worn out, but rather add new books to their collection. The "Testimony of the National Federation of the Blind Concerning Library Service for the Blind in the Mountain Plains Region" affixed to this document emphasizes that libraries for the blind must be attentive and responsive to the ever-changing needs of the blind patron. (KC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Federation of the Blind, Washington, DC.