International Directory of Libraries for the Blind
IFLA Publication series No. 90
The fourth edition of the International Directory of Libraries for the
Blind is printed from a database which is maintained by the Japanese
Society for the Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (JSRPD) on
behalf of the IFLA Section of Libraries for the Blind.
The most current information is available at:
The original database was set up for the third edition of the
International Directory of Libraries for the Blind published in 1990,
and which was based on all the entries of the first and second
editions. In addition to occasional updates, the contact address and
telephone/fax information was updated in 1998 by referring to the
online database of the Royal National Institute for the Blind.
The Directory is maintained by Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (JSRPD).
The Directory is arranged alphabetically by countries. Within
countries, individual organizations are also arranged alphabetically.
Each organization has a unique entry number. An alphabetical list of
242 organizations in 78 countries and an index of 82 different
languages follow the datasheets.
'Libraries for the blind are essential to the learning culture of every
society and because learning and information are not limited by
boundaries, it is important that libraries for the blind cooperate to
support each other in making information accessible and available to
those unable to read print. Blind people depend on libraries to
collect, organize and make the information they need accessible to
them. The 4th edition of the Directory of Libraries for the Blind,
undertaken with the support of libraries for the blind from around the
world, assembles information about the participating libraries and
facilitates both communication and cooperation. It is a first step
towards the vision of a world library of alternate format materials.'
As Rosemary Kavanagh, Chair of the IFLA Section of Libraries for the
International Directory of Libraries for the Blind / Ed. by Misako
Nomura and Mayu Yamada. [International Federation of Library
Associations and Institutions]. - 4.ed.. - München : Saur, 2000, XXIV,
252 p. 21 cm
(IFLA Publications ; 90)
Price: EUR 54 / IFLA Members EUR 36
Last update: 5 October 2012