Opening access to public libraries for children with special needs and their families

Creator
Kaeding, Joanne
Description

National 2016 Conference, 29 August-2 September 2016 Adelaide: Engage Create Lead
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) supports the paper which discusses the issues faced by children with special needs and their families when accessing public libraries. 
 
The research found there were five common elements that libraries focussed on when addressing issues of accessibility for children with special needs and their families. These elements were: Collections, Programs, Partnerships, Physical barriers (space and equipment), Training. The elements were used to create an inclusive library model. The foundation of this model is supportive management. The inclusive libraries model provides an entry point and structure for public libraries wanting to improve access for children with special needs and their families. 

Publisher
Deakin, ACT : Australian Library and Information Association
Date
2016
Type
Format
Language
en
Relation
https://read.alia.org.au/alia-national-2016-conference-program
https://read.alia.org.au/opening-access-public-libraries-children-special-needs-and-their-families
Coverage
Australia