ERIC Number: ED363047
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
AIDS Information Resources for People with Disabilities: A Handbook for Information Providers in Libraries, AIDS Organizations, and Disability Organizations.
This handbook is designed to help information providers in the area of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) to become aware of the information barriers which confront persons with disabilities, adapt conventional information resources about AIDS, and locate specialized AIDS information resources. Although the handbook is intended primarily for AIDS information providers in Suffolk County, New York, it is applicable throughout the United States. The handbook begins with an introductory section about access to AIDS information resources for people with disabilities. It is followed by separate sections on resources for people with hearing, visual, developmental, and other disabilities. Each section has three parts. The first part familiarizes AIDS information providers with some of the special needs of people with that disability and ways the providers can adapt information they already provide so that it will be accessible to clients. The second part describes resources that have been specifically developed for consumers with specific disabilities. The third part describes resources that have been specifically developed for professionals who are working with consumers with each disability. The addresses and telephone numbers of the resources' publishers and producers are listed in a directory in the back of the handbook. Appendices list AIDS hotlines, tape library offerings, additional sources of information, and a checklist for material selection. (JDD)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Developmental Disabilities, Diseases, Hearing Impairments, Individual Needs, Information Needs, Information Sources, Media Adaptation, Physical Disabilities, Visual Impairments
Talking Books Plus, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, 627 North Sunrise Service Road, Bellport, NY 11713.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York