Now Available (Full Text) From ARL: Accessibility and Universal Design, SPEC Kit 358
The following SPEC Kit was released online today by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL).
Accessibility and Universal Design, SPEC Kit 358
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released Accessibility and Universal Design, SPEC Kit 358, an exploration of how ARL member libraries are meeting the accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities.
This study gathered information on support for assistive technologies in libraries, services provided to individuals with disabilities, staffing and training for these services, evaluation of resources, and institutional policies and procedures in this area. The SPEC Kit also includes questions on universal design, an approach to design that makes spaces and services more inclusive of all, regardless of their needs.
This SPEC Kit includes examples of accessibility services, statements, policies, and resources and job descriptions for accessibility services staff.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.