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Library and Information Services to The Disadvantaged Groups: The Visually Impaired and the Rural Communities.

Nkiko, Christopher (2013) Library and Information Services to The Disadvantaged Groups: The Visually Impaired and the Rural Communities. A Journal of Library and Informat~on Science A bi-annual Journal on Practices and Research in Library and Information Science in Africa, 2 (2). pp. 136-142. ISSN 2276-7223

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Abstract

The paper discusses the centrality of information to the proper development of any individual. It identifies the the peculiarity of the Visually Impaired and rural communities in accessing relevant information pivotal to the transformation. Information needs of the Visually Impaired and rural communities were also addressed. Strategies for intervention identified for this disadvantaged gro1.4p include: proactive attempt at alternative format provisions, advocacy for funding alternative formats, provision of assistive technologies, development of community learning centres, mounting reading sessions, local content documentation and provisional of rural cyber cafes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2016 08:33
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2016 08:33
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/5802

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