ERIC Number: ED197751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics, Activities and Needs of People with Limitations in Reading Print. Volume 2.
Berkowitz, Marvin; And Others
This segment of a series of studies to ascertain the degree to which visually impaired persons use the Library of Congress National Library Service for the blind and physically handicapped (NLS) focuses on the characteristics of the potential user population. Data are presented on the following topics: (1) the framework for examining the utilization of the NLS, (2) size and distribution of the household population with print limitations, (3) the analysis and impact of limitations on the process of reading, (4) demographic and social characteristics of the visually disabled, (5) activities and information seeking behavior of the target group, (6) reading habits of persons with print limitations, (7) awareness and utilization of the NLS program, and (8) satisfaction with the NLS program. The bibliography lists 290 sources. (FM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Authoring Institution: American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY.