Term Disability Related Libraries
Code TJ-4400.8100-180
Definition Special libraries that maintain materials with accurate and up-to-date information on the spectrum of disabilities, disability issues and services for people with disabilities, their families, and other concerned individuals. Depending on the community being served, libraries may include related medical, health, and mental health information and information on legal rights, accommodations and employment opportunities. Disability focused libraries may also integrate assistive technology into their facilities and services to meet the needs of people with a broad range of disabilities, including learning, mobility, sensory and developmental disabilities. Collections of books, magazines and other materials in formats that are accessible to people who are unable to use regular printed materials because of a visual, physical or other disability are generally also available. Included may be Braille materials; large print resources; captioned and/or described films, videos and DVDs; audio books; and other similar materials that are generally circulated by mail.
Created 11/21/07
Changed 3/6/19
Use References Disability Related Library Facilities
Libraries for the Blind
Libraries for the Deaf
Libraries for the Physically Disabled
See Also References Braille Materials/Collections (TJ-4500.8300-100)
Captioned Film Collections (TJ-4500.4500-120)
Captioned Video/DVD Collections (TJ-4500.4500-150)
Described Video/DVD/Film Collections (TJ-4500.4500-180)
Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic (TJ-4500.4500-750)
External Classification Terms Information Services (AIRS IS-330)
Information Services (CAN IS-330)
Libraries (UW
Libraries (NTE B70)
Library (NPC B06)
Related Concepts Blindness/Visual Impairments
Deafness/Hearing Impairments
Physical Disabilities
Facet Organization/Facility Type
Bibliographic References "Library Services for People with Disabilities Policy", Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Government Agencies (a division of the American Library Association) website, http://www.ala.org/asgcla/resources/libraryservices

"Utah State Library for the Blind and Disabled: About Our Service", http://blindlibrary.utah.gov/about_the_service/index.html

"What is the NCLBPH?", Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped State Library of North Carolina website, http://statelibrary.dcr.state.nc.us/lbph/LBPHABOU.htm

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