About the Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities Section
Supported by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, where it is stated that print disabled people have the right to equal access to books, knowledge and information at the same time, cost and quality as everyone else, and recognizing the fact that as of today only 5% of the world's published information is fully accessible to persons with a print disability.
The mission of the IFLA LPD is to advocate for library services that are equitable and accessible for persons with a print disability.
- Establish a global accessible library of accessible material
- Influence international policy on access to knowledge and information
- Establish and support guidelines of best practice
- Raise the profile of LPD and accessible library services within the library community
Actions Following from Our Goals
- To establish a global accessible library for people with print disabilities
- To partner and co-operate with other organizations to influence international policy on access to knowledge and information
- To establish and support guidelines and best practice for accessible library and information services
- To raise the profile of LPD and accessible library services within the library community.
- 2010 Ulverscroft/IFLA Best Practice Awards
- 2009 Dr. Dayton M. Forman Memorial Award
- Press release of Ulverscroft Foundation 2008 Awards
- Ulverscroft/IFLA Best Practice Awards 2007
- Ulverscroft/IFLA Best Practice Awards 2006
- Winners of a Frederick Thorpe Award 2004
Last update: 9 October 2015