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.

Our Mission

The mission of the IFLA LPD is to advocate for library services that are equitable and accessible for persons with a print disability.

Our Goals

  1. Establish a global accessible library of accessible material
  2. Influence international policy on access to knowledge and information
  3. Establish and support guidelines of best practice
  4. Raise the profile of LPD and accessible library services within the library community

Actions Following from Our Goals

  1. To establish a global accessible library for people with print disabilities
  2. To partner and co-operate with other organizations to influence international policy on access to knowledge and information
  3. To establish and support guidelines and best practice for accessible library and information services
  4. To raise the profile of LPD and accessible library services within the library community.

Awards

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Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities

Last update: 9 October 2015