ERIC Number: ED348995
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Planning for Accessibility.
Cassell, Marianne Kotch
This practical manual provides useful, concrete ideas and suggestions to help public libraries make libraries more accessible to persons with disabilities. Most suggestions are for persons who have difficulty with mobility. Reviews of pertinent laws and regulations are followed by concrete, step-by step suggestions for planning for accessibility, including smaller, low-cost changes. Twenty-two potential obstacles, such as parking, walks, ramps, doors, tables, aisles, equipment, restrooms, elevators, lighting, and water fountains are treated in separate discussions. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards for accessibility are included in each discussion, as well as a list of libraries that have already implemented recommended changes. Ways to raise money for building or equipment modifications are described, and a list of 10 potential resources is provided. Appended materials include a resource list for further information or assistance; two bibliographies, Planning for Accessibility and Planning to Build; a list of public libraries in Vermont that are physically accessible; and excerpts from Public Law 101-336, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, that are of interest to public librarians. (KRN)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vermont State Dept. of Libraries, Montpelier.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act