Digital technology is becoming indispensable to everyday life and participation in society (EuroDIG Forum, 2023). Work, schooling, commerce, banking, and government services all increasingly have digital components or may even be conducted entirely online. Digital inclusion is a crucial aspect of modern society that cannot be ignored. With the rapid advancement of technology, there is a growing need to ensure that everyone has equal access to online or digital resources and information. For people with disabilities, this issue is particularly significant. Read more to find out how Libraries and information organisations can bridge the digital exclusion gap.
The 4th edition of the IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Prisoners have been endorsed by the IFLA Professional Council!
The IFLA Library Services to People with Special Needs (LSN) Section is delighted to share the LSN Newsletter, February 2023 issue with you.
Share your insights on library policies, services, and initiatives for users with disabilities by 20 June 2022!
The IFLA sections on Management & Marketing and Library Services for People with Special Needs are hosting an exciting and inspiring joint virtual conference with a specific focus on managing and marketing for library users with special needs.
Library Services to People with Special Needs Section is pleased to announce the publication of the section’s brochure in Croatian.
International Seminar “Inclusive Library Programmes for Users with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Practices and Potential Development” Call for participation4 February 2021
Russian State Library for Young Adults (RSLYA) is pleased to invite you to participate in the International Seminar “Inclusive Library Programmes for Users with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Practices and Potential Development”, which will be held on April 1, 2021 and dedicated to the World Autism Awareness Day (internationally recognized every year on 2 April).
“Using Universal Design for Learning to Enhance Information Literacy Programs: Online and In the Library” Webinar videos available for viewing1 November 2020
IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Persons with Dyslexia – Revised and extended published into Japanese7 September 2020
Japanese translation of guidelines published
The August 2020 issue of Library Services to People with Special Needs Newsletter has been published30 August 2020
Check out the latest issue of Library Services to People with Special Needs Newsletter
Theme: A New Home: Library Services to Refugees, Immigrants, Migrants, and Asylum Seekers. The Library Services to People with Special Needs (LSN) Section is developing Guidelines on Library Services to Refugees, Immigrants, Migrants and Asylum Seekers. We have already completed a survey on library services to this target group and the results of this survey will also be presented at this program.
The Impact of the IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Persons with Dyslexia: Revised and extended25 August 2018
A paper on the impact of these guidelines at an international, national and local level was presented at the WLIC 2018
Survey on library programmes and services for people who are deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind (February 10th until March 31st 2018) EXTENDED DEADLINE UNTIL APRIL 30TH 2018!15 February 2018
For the purpose of writing new guidelines a survey is beeing conducted in order to gather examples of modern day practice in the organization of library programmes and services that meet needs of people who are deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind. The survey is conducted internationally from February 10th to March 31st 2018 - EXTENDED DEADLINE UNTIL APRIL 30TH 2018.
Library Services to People with Special Needs Section joint with Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section invite presenters from a wide range of countries to discuss how to promote inclusive library services for children and young adults, leaving no one behind, in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Conference date: 23 August 2018 Deadline for Submissions: 28 February 2018
Everyone Has a Right to Access to Information: IFLA Presents Research on Libraries' Actions for Accessibility at the UN23 December 2017
Providing access to information, and in particular libraries, is key to making for inclusive and sustainable development, IFLA therefore surveyed its members to establish whether libraries had policies – or programmes – in place. The results were presented in New York, at a meeting on 13-15 November by Nancy Bolt, a member of the Section on Library Services to People with Special Needs.
WLIC 2017: Access to Programs and Conferences for People with Disabilities: Stories from Three Countries17 August 2017
Our session at this years IFLA conference adresses the issue of accessibility at conferences. In addition to speakers there will be an open hearing on accessibility at IFLA and other library conferenses.