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ALA Releases Report on Accessibility in Library Spaces
ALA collaborated with Knology, a nonprofit research organization, to publish “Accessibility in Libraries: A Landscape Review,” which examines the literature and best practices around libraries and accessibility. It is part of ALA’s Libraries Transforming Communities initiative.
The report looks at the following:
- the different ways disability has been understood and defined over time (the ‘medical model’ vs. the ‘social model’)
- the history of accessibility in U.S. libraries, dating back to the 19th century
- the current landscape of accessibility and its different applications in library settings today
- the resources that are available and most commonly used to include people with different kinds of disabilities into library programs and services
For more information, read the press release.
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