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Sharing a Vision to Improve Library Services for Visually Impaired People in the United Kingdom

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Title: Sharing a Vision to Improve Library Services for Visually Impaired People in the United Kingdom
Author(s): Owen, David
Subject(s): Library services for the visually impaired
Abstract: The United Kingdom has an unplanned, mixed library economy of services for visually impaired people compared with other developed countries. This article sets out the historical context within which this has come about; attempts made to improve these services since the creation of Share the Vision in 1989 via enhanced partnership working within and between the voluntary and public sectors; and practical measures to achieve this and campaigning work to include consideration of the needs of visually impaired people within mainstream services and to persuade the UK government to adopt a more proactive role. It sets out an ambitious vision statement for library services for visually impaired people in the UK that has still to be achieved.
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: In Library Trends 55(4) Spring 2007: 809–829.
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/3761
ISSN: 0024-2594
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright 2007 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS: 2008-03-05
 

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