Disability

This page is intended to highlight key resources which information professionals can use to support library users with special needs.  Disability is defined broadly to include neurodiversity conditions , mental health issues , physical or intellectual impairment. We believe that library users should not be ‘disabled’ by technical, environmental or social conditions in libraries and urge all those who support this to join us to improve access for all.

ALISS Library Champions for Disability Access website
Scoop.it News page

News services
Disability news service

Campaign groups
Disability Rights Uk
NUS student campaigns

Technology
AbilityNet
British Assistive Technology Association

Support Groups

CLAUD : Creating Libraries Accessible to Users with Disabilities
A group of librarians in higher education working to improve library access for disabled users in the South and South-West of England.

Open Rose Group
The group consists of staff from eight University Libraries in the Yorkshire area: Bradford, Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds, Leeds Beckett, Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam and York

 

 

 

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