Discover the renewed and enlarged guidelines for Library Services to Persons with Dyslexia!

BOETS, Saskia and MORTENSEN, Helle (2014) Discover the renewed and enlarged guidelines for Library Services to Persons with Dyslexia!. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2014 - Lyon - Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge in Session 131 - Library Services to People with Special Needs (LSN) with Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities (LPD). In: IFLA WLIC 2014, 16-22 August 2014, Lyon, France.

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Discover the renewed and enlarged guidelines for Library Services to Persons with Dyslexia!

Guidelines for Library Services to Persons with Dyslexia - Revised and enlarged – [not yet approved by IFLA] A Joint Project of the IFLA Sections Library Services to People with Special Needs (LSN) and Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities (LPD) This revision has been facilitated by IFLA project money. In 2001, IFLA published the Guidelines for Library Services to Persons with Dyslexia (IFLA Section Library Services to People with Special Needs). A growing body of research has since then changed the connotation of the word dyslexia, making it less medical and more social in meaning, and has therefore changed our attitudes towards persons with dyslexia, supporting them with solutions and alternative ways of reading and writing, instead of training them, in many cases to no avail, to read from print and to spell correctly. IFLA Library Services to People with Special Needs (LSN) and Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities (LPD) have worked together to revise and enlarge the former Guidelines which have become: - A document that can be consulted by professionals in the library world; - A document that can be used by library staff to find ideas, examples and suggestions on how to recognize library users with dyslexia, how to approach them and how to improve library services accordingly. Chapters are: - What is dyslexia? - Legal background - Welcome to our library! What should your library do to support persons with dyslexia? - Library staff - Content - Reading devices and assistive technology - Now it is up to you! (with checklist) - Glossary - References - Best practices - Knowledge base

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