Information and Communication Technologies in University Libraries: Relevance for Users with Disabilities

International Journal for Innovation Education and Research

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Title Information and Communication Technologies in University Libraries: Relevance for Users with Disabilities
 
Creator Ribeiro, Larissa Verônica Moreira
Chahini, Thelma Helena Costa
 
Subject digital and assistive technologies
university library
people with disabilities
accessibility
 
Description Digital and assistive technologies are of great relevance to the social, educational, and professional inclusion of persons with disabilities. Within this context, we aim to describe the relevance of information and communication technologies for persons with disabilities in the context of university libraries. Data were collected through a bibliographical research based on secondary sources, namely books, journal articles and other reference materials in the area investigated. The obtained results revealed that although resources such as digital and assistive technologies are available in the market to improve the user experience of persons with disabilities, most university libraries are still lacking several of these resources to supply these users’ information demands. Even with laws ensuring the right to full accessibility, several higher education institutions are still omissive in this regard, leaving their students with disabilities on the margins of the learning process through the support of the university library. On this matter, we emphasize that university libraries must develop their abilities aiming to promote informational and communicational access to users with disabilities using digital and assistive technologies.
 
Publisher International Educative Research Foundation Publisher (IERFP)
 
Date 2021-09-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://ijier.net/index.php/ijier/article/view/3408
10.31686/ijier.vol9.iss9.3408
 
Source International Journal for Innovation Education and Research; Vol. 9 No. 9 (2021): International Journal for Innovation Education and Research; 701-711
2411-2933
2411-3123
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://ijier.net/index.php/ijier/article/view/3408/2310
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Larissa Verônica Moreira Ribeiro, Thelma Helena Costa Chahini
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0
 

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