Instruction in Disability Services and Adaptive Technology in Schools of Library and Information Science: A Survey of the Curriculum
This paper examines the curricula of a sample of American library and information science programs to determine the type and extent of instruction they offer in disability-related services and adaptive technology. The course catalogs and syllabi of nine library schools were examined for courses, lesson units, or required readings on adaptive technology or disability services. The results of the survey indicate that instruction in disability-related issues is not yet standard in library schools, despite the growing number of people with disabilities who use library services and increasing concern among practicing librarians about providing disability services.
Advisor:Dr. David Carr
School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:library education curricula united states libraries and people with disabilities teaching adaptive technology
Date of Publication:01/01/2005