A case report of information accessibility initiated by the library management in Japan.

MOTOKI, Akihiro (2019) A case report of information accessibility initiated by the library management in Japan.. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2019 - Athens, Greece - Libraries: dialogue for change in Session 113c - IFLA Poster Session.

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Abstract

A case report of information accessibility initiated by the library management in Japan.

The present work shows forward-looking examples of services for the disabled practiced by public and braille libraries. Specific features of such services, generally not revealed by bird's-eye surveys, include exchange of letters in braille, title seals in braille attached to individual documents, and training of braille transcribers. In addition, braille libraries emphasize services for the visually handicapped who have problems in mobility and information accessibility, such as bringing documents and playback equipment to users' homes. Public libraries, on the other hand, focus on wider public in such activities as events for youth of experiencing braille, and providing braille versions of summer-holiday reading assignments for blind schools. Further exploration of advanced activities is planned.

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