Library services accessible to the visually impaired at the National University of La Plata, Argentina

The purpose of this work, of an exploratory and descriptive nature, is to better understand the condition of some of the university libraries of the UNLP when it comes to offering services accessible to people with visual impairment. The analysis focuses on which of these services are presently avai...

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Autores Principales: Corda, María Cecilia, Ferrante, Mariana
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Inglés
Publicado: 2015
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/eciencias/article/view/12860
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/12561
Sumario: The purpose of this work, of an exploratory and descriptive nature, is to better understand the condition of some of the university libraries of the UNLP when it comes to offering services accessible to people with visual impairment. The analysis focuses on which of these services are presently available, which obstacles users come up against, and which solutions have been implemented. To such end, we look, first, into the design of the web sites of the selected libraries. Secondly, we study how such libraries integrate the visually impaired into their services and documentary products, that is to say, whether such libraries have accessible bibliographic material and services. Lastly, some proposals are outlined to overcome the present situation at the university libraries analyzed.