Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

Winter 11-24-2014

Citation

American Library Association (2001), “Library Services for People with Disabilities Policy”, viewed 21 October 2014, .

Baker, P.M.A., Hanson, J. and Myhill, W.N. (2009), “The promise of municipal WiFi and failed policies of inclusion: The disability divide”, Information Polity: The International Journal of Government & Democracy in the Information Age, Vol.14, no.1/2, pp.47-59, viewed 05 August 2014, .

Bekiares, S.E. (1984), “Technology for the handicapped: Selection and evaluation of aids and devices for the visually impaired”, Library Hi Tech, Vol.2, no.1, pp.57-61.

Berkeley, D., Kressin, L. and Oberlander, C. (2007), “Deploying assistive technology across campus: A collaborative approach”, Proceedings of the 35th Annual ACM SIGUCCS Fall Conference, New York, USA, 7th-10th October, pp.11-15, viewed 23 September 2014, .

Berliss, J. (1994), “Boon or bust? Access to electronic publishing by individuals using adaptive computer technology”, Journal of the American Society for Information Science Vol.45, no.10, pp.753-759, 13 May 2014, .

Brophy, P. and Craven, J. (2007), “Web accessibility”, Library Trends, Vol.55, no.4, pp.950-972.

Cantor, A. (1996), “The adaptable approach: A practical guide to planning accessible libraries”, Library Hi Tech, Vol.14, no.1, pp. 41-45.

Coombs, N. (1999), “New patrons: New challenges”, Library Hi Tech, Vol.17, no.2, pp. 207-210.

Dixon, J.M. (1996), “Levelling the road ahead: Guidelines for the creation of WWW pages accessible to blind and visually handicapped users”, Library Hi Tech, Vol.14, no.1, p.65-68.

Ethridge, J. (2005), “Removing barriers for visually impaired users through assistive technology solutions”, Mississippi Libraries, Vol.69, no.4, pp.82-85, viewed 10 October 2010, .

Goddard, M. (2004), “Access through technology”, Library Journal, Vol. 2, Spring, p.2-6.

Hopkins, J. (2004), “School library accessibility: The role of assistive technology”, Teacher Librarian, Vol.31, no.3, pp.15-18, viewed 21 October 2009,

.

Jeal, Y., Roper, V.D.P. and Ansell, E. (1996), “Deaf people and libraries- Should there be special considerations? Part 2: material and technological developments”, New Library World, Vol.97, no.1126, pp.13-18.

Koulikourdi, A. (2008), “Assistive technologies in Greek libraries”, Library Hi Tech, Vol.26, no.3, p.387-397.

Koganuramath, M.M. and Choukimath, P.A. (2009), “Learning resource centre for the visually impaired students in the universities to foster inclusive education”, International Conference on Academic Libraries, Delhi, India, 5th-8th October, pp.619-625, viewed 5 October 2014,

.

Lisiecki, C. (1999), “Adaptive technology equipment for the library”, Computers in Libraries, Vol.19, no.6, pp.18-22.

Mates, B.T. (2010), “Assistive Technologies”, American Libraries, Vol.41, no.10, pp.40-42, viewed 21 January 2013,

.

McHale, N. (2007), “Some current assistive technology software options for libraries”, Colorado Libraries, Vol.33, no.4, pp.25-28.

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (2014), “About the Division”, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, viewed 05 November 2014,

< http://socialjustice.nic.in/aboutdivision3.php>.

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (2014). “National Policy For Persons with Disabilities”, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, viewed 05 November 2014, < http://socialjustice.nic.in/policiesacts3.php>.

National Capital Region Planning Board (2010). Rationale. NCRPB. Retrieved August 28, 2014, from http://ncrpb.nic.in/rationale.php.

Sunrich, M. and Green, R. (2006), “Assistive technologies for library patrons with visual disabilities”, Journal of Access Services, Vol.4, no.1/2, pp.29-40, viewed 15 October 2013, .

Todaro, A.J. (2005), “Library services for people with disabilities in Argentina”, New Library World, Vol.106, no.1212/1213, pp. 253-268, viewed 6 September 2013, .

Vincent, T. (1997), “Information technology and disabled learners: An overview- maintaining access”, VINE, Vol.27, no.2, pp.3-10, viewed 23 November 2014, .

Comments

This study will prove useful for the LIS professionals and the research community to provide an insight into the current status of the Assistive Technologies available in National Capital Region Libraries of India.

Abstract

This paper aims to study the current status of the various Assistive Technology facilities available for the people with disabilities in National Capital Region Libraries, India. The Survey methodology has been used as the basic research tool to collect the data with the help of questionnaire from various institutions/libraries serving the people with disabilities. The study depicts the lack of Assistive Technology facilities in National Capital Region libraries. The study concludes that there are negligible amount of Assistive Technology facilities for the deaf/hearing impaired and locomotor impaired users in the institutions/libraries. The total number of 15 libraries was selected for the study as there were many libraries that do not have the sufficient Assistive Technology facilities to serve the people with disabilities. This study will prove useful for the LIS professionals and the research community to provide an insight into the current status of the Assistive Technologies available in National Capital Region Libraries of India. This paper identifies the current status of the Assistive Technology facilities available for the people with disabilities in National Capital Region Libraries as there is almost no literature and research available which is relevant to this area.

Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.