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Enhancing Information Access And Use For The Dyslexics Adopting New Strategies For Public Libraries In Nigeria

Iwu-James, Juliana and Itsekor , Victoria (2012) Enhancing Information Access And Use For The Dyslexics Adopting New Strategies For Public Libraries In Nigeria. Nigerian Journal Library,Archival And Information Science, 1 (13). pp. 45-52.

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Abstract

It is estimated that dyslexia affects 8 -10% of the world's population and between 5 to 10% of a given popufat1on .. The purpose of this paper ts to create awareness among librarians about dyslexia an(} to introduce some of the issues that dyslexic people ftice ·;n connection with using the public library. The paper identifies likely factors. that can discourage dyslexic people from visiting and using libraries including· difficulty w1th reading quietly in a library and problems with locating books and other resOU(Ces. The paper recommends some low cost measures for ; enhancing access and use of information by the Dyslexics and l suggests that librarians should go the extra ml!e by providing f access to information and resources in a yanety of media, along with providing pictograms, talking books, bold use of siqnage and selective dissemination of information. These will help in achieving one of the goals of the public library which is to provide equal access to all library users mcluding people with dyslexia ·their attendant problems notwithstanding.·

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: public libraries; dyslexia; information access; learning disability
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2015 14:45
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 10:23
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4592

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