Some articles dealing with library provision and disability as well as alternative formats. If anyone would like to discuss issues from these, or has found an article that may be of interest to others, please contact the Disability Librarian, 01865 283861.
This SCONUL publication gives comprehensive information on disability, different disabilities and what libraries should be trying to achieve in providing services for disabled students.
A write up of the CLAUD summer conference 2006. The Bodleian Libraries is a member of CLAUD.
Libraries, digitisation and disability, Nicholas Joint, Library Review Vol 55, Part 3
Abstract 'To point out the limitations of recent legislation designed to enhance digitial library service provision to the disabled... quality control issues, as enforced by consideration of our legal obligations under moral rights legislation, will always restrict the level of digital service libraries can offer to readers who need either accessible of digitized texts. [Journal is available from the Bodleian Bookstack]
The essential role of libraries serving persons who are blind and print disabled in the information age
Dealing with specialist libraries and alternative formats and print disability, but also talks about making mainstream published materials accessible.
Discussion of teaching materials available on accessibility and good design for all.
Discussion of the EUAIN project [European Accessible Information Network]. Technical information on how files are created, including XML and PDFs along with discussion of files provided by publishers.