ERIC Number: ED249721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Report on Library Services to Disabled Persons in New South Wales, 1983.
Part I of the report presents findings from a survey of library resources for disabled persons in New South Wales, Australia. Survey results are organized according to the following topics: public libraries (materials, services, access, staffing); academic and special libraries (university libraries, college of advanced education libraries, special libraries); and the state library of New South Wales. Part II then examines specific findings and needs (in terms of materials, services and access) for specific disability classifications: visual handicap, intellectual disability, physical disability, and deafness and hearing loss. Toy libraries are also discussed, as well as a summary of gaps in present provisions related to materials and services, access, promotions, attitudes and awareness, staff training, education of disabled children and young adults, and service provision in tertiary settings and state levels. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Library Council of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared for the Working Party on Library Services to the Disabled. Also funded by the Handicapped Persons Bureau, Department of Youth and Community Services.