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Title:Accommodation to persons with disabilities: A census of Ohio College and university libraries
Author(s):Carpenter, Scott A.
Subject(s):Academic libraries
Libraries and people with disabilities
Abstract:The Americans with Disabilities Act (Public Law 101-336) was signed into law on July 26, 1990 and took effect on January 26, 1992. This law, the most sweeping civil rights legislation since the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, has far-reaching ramifications for libraries. In a census of Ohio's 134 college and university libraries, data was gathered on the types of accommodations which have been made in Title II (Public), Title III (Private) and Title IV (Communication services and auxiliary aids) with respect to access, auxiliary aids and services, restroom facilities, signage, and staff and policymaking. Hypotheses regarding the effects of library characteristics such as type of school, new/old building, single/multi-storied building, and staff with disabilities were tested. Whether the institution was private or public was by far the most differentiating factor in the institutions' levels of accommodation. Whatever the cause may be behind this difference (funding, demand, etc.), these findings should be a vital consideration to policymakers.
Issue Date:1996
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:Carpenter, Scott A. "Accommodation to Persons with Disabilities: A Census of Ohio College and University Libraries." Katharine Sharp Review, no. 3 (1996).
Series/Report:Katharine Sharp Review ; no. 003, Summer, 1996
Rights Information:Copyright 1996 is held by Scott A. Carpenter
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-07-20

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