May 24, 2022

IFLA Publishes “Guidelines for Library Services to Persons with Dyslexia – Revised and Extended”

Posted online today by the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). This document revises the original

From IFLA:

The IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Persons with Dyslexia – Revised and extended – aim to offer guidance to IFLA professional units and all its members worldwide on developing and implementing library services for persons with dyslexia.

These guidelines are both a revision and an expansion of the previous Guidelines published by IFLA in 2001 as Professional Report No. 70.

The Guidelines have been developed by an international working group working under the joint responsibility of both the Library Services to People with Special Needs Section (LSN) and the Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities Section (LPD).

These new guidelines aim to assist libraries in providing services to persons with dyslexia. They can also be applied to other groups of users with reading difficulties.

They are intended as a tool for both trained and less experienced library staff who are responsible for serving persons with reading and learning difficulties.

The intention is to provide a thorough and up-to-date compilation of what is known about library services to users with dyslexia and also to create a knowledge base containing background information and examples of best practice, also available through the IFLA LSN website.

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