ERIC Number: ED234522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun-3
Reference Count: 0
Braille Reader Survey: Survey Findings.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
A nationwide survey completed by 242 braille readers was undertaken to gather information on readers' current use of braille materials and their individual reading interests. The majority of respondents preferred braille as their primary reading medium, yet only 63% had borrowed braille materials from the library in the past year. Readers were generally satisfied with the service from cooperating libraries, with major difficulties noted to be receiving, storing, and returning bulky books and boxes. Dissatisfaction in the braille book collection was voiced, as nearly one-third of the respondents did not feel the available braille books generally met their reading needs. Summaries of responses to the 39 items in the questionnaire are presented along with demographic data for the respondents. The survey instrument is appended. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.