Accessibility of Information Resources and Services in the Library for the Users with Disabilities: A Study
Keywords:Differently Abled Users, Library Services, Persons with Disabilities, Accessibility of Information, Dr. Shakuntala Misra University of Rehabilitation
The library is recognized as the hub of academic learning. As a result of this cluster of ladders, library services for disabled people in underdeveloped nations are typically limited. Dr. Shakuntala Misra Rehabilitation National University, Lucknow, India, provided library materials and services for disabled people. In contrast, the common users and users with disabilities have required highly appropriate and suitable access to the library facilities. The study reveals the majority of the differently-abled users that access library resources and services with special needs especially in areas of technology enhancement. The precise study has shown the availability of library services designed specifically for students with disabilities, students often face challenges due to the unavailability of resources and not suitable formats, insufficient internet accessibility, and insufficient instruction about how to access the library. The core problems opine the reasonable fact that the disabled users were allocated getting support from an unskilled library professional to manage and operate the library services. The study suggests that the university appoint more skilled staff in the audio-Braille section of the library to support users with disabilities includes modern assistive technologies.
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