Tag Archives: disabilities

Getting Started – a new IFLA guide for librarians on implementing the Marrakesh Treaty

(7 September 2018) This guide, edited by Victoria Owen, and with the welcome support of the World Blind Union, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, and the University of Toronto, offers answers to frequently asked questions. It can also be adapted by national actors to their own laws – IFLA encourages this, in order to […]


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Public Library Program WLIC 2018

(22 June 2018) IFLA’s Public Libraries Section has partnered with a number of other professional units to bring you a rich program in Kuala Lumpur this August. Pop these in your diary! Sunday 26 August/ Session 094/ 9.30-11.30 What is Universal Design for Libraries? Library Services to People with Special Needs: Public Libraries and Library Services […]


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Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children (Australia) hiring Manager, Library and Information Services

(20 April 2018) The successful candidate will have a commitment to the provision of exemplary specialist library services and a desire to make a major contribution to the quality of professional endeavour in the field of sensory disabilities. The key focus of this role will be to provide support to RIDBC’s research and postgraduate education, […]


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Asia-Pacific Marrakesh Treaty campaign

EIFL is supporting a major awareness-raising campaign to encourage ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty in the Asia-Pacific Region (30 November 2017) EIFL is supporting a major awareness-raising campaign that aims to encourage countries in the Asia-Pacific region to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty which increases access to knowledge for blind, visually impaired and otherwise print-disabled people. […]


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Services for people with disabilities in libraries: survey

(25 September 2017) IFLA and the Section on Library Services to People with Special Needs (LSN) have been asked to participate in an important United Nations project on serving people with disabilities, in the context of delivering the Sustainable Development Goals. Libraries can help IFLA/LSN participate in this project by providing a response to the […]


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SAGE Publishing and the Hammill Institute on Disabilities partner to publish a total of 18 special education journals

(25 July 2017) SAGE Publishing today announces an expanded partnership with the Hammill Institute on Disabilities to publish Rural Special Education Quarterly (RSEQ), Beyond Behavior (BB), and Behavioral Disorders (BD). The new titles join 15 other special education journals that SAGE currently publishes on behalf of the Hammill Institute on Disabilities. “We are excited to […]


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Hanwha E&C opens 50th library for the disabled

(24 December 2015) Hanwha Engineering and Construction opened its 50th Kkumegreen Library at the Seoul Eden Welfare Center for the Disabled on Wednesday, company officials said. The Kkumegreen Library project is a social welfare program by Hanwha held in collaboration with the Seoul Association of Welfare Institutes for the Disabled. The builder opened the first […]


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How can you make resources accessible for those with disabilities?

(21 July 2015) Lisa Featherstone is a Jisc subject specialist advising on accessibility and inclusion. In this podcast, she offers her tips on using technology to create more flexible resources that can meet the needs of students with disabilities and learning impairments. Read the original blog post.


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Springer signs agreement with Bookshare

Deal makes content available globally to people with print disabilities (Berlin / New York, 15 July 2013)  Springer has signed an agreement to provide Bookshare, an international leader in providing people with visual impairments, physical disabilities and/or learning disabilities access to copyrighted digital accessible books, with world rights to its titles. Springer is home to the world’s […]


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