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ERIC Number: EJ812646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1184-0412
The Inclusive Libraries Initiative: Enhancing the Access of Persons with Developmental Disabilities to Information and Communication Technology
Moisey, Susan D.
Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, v35 n1-2 p56-71 2007
Through assistive technology, individualized support, and community-based activities, the Inclusive Libraries Initiative is increasing the capacity of rural libraries in Northeast Alberta to attract and serve patrons with disabilities, particularly developmental disabilities. Local public libraries are important natural supports for adults with developmental disabilities and others, providing access to web-based information and communication technology (ICT) as well as to conventional library offerings. Enhanced access to ICT is an important step in helping individuals with developmental disabilities increase their ability to obtain firsthand information, broaden their social support network through the use of communication technologies, and bridge the "digital divide" that prevents them from full inclusion in our knowledge-based society.
J.P. Das Developmental Disabilities Centre. 6-102 Education North, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-4505; Fax: 780-492-1318; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Sequential Tests of Educational Progress