This list of resources and subject headings about accessibility at the libraries. The reference books below are physically available at the FIMS Graduate Library. Visit the library and ask our library assistants for access and recommendations.
People with physical disabilities
Handicapped, People with disabilities, Libraries and people with disabilities (Z711.92.H3)
Physical disabilities, People with (Z711.92.P5)
Improving the quality of library services for students with disabilities
People with social disabilities
Social disabilities, People with (Z711.92.S6)
|A trauma-informed framework for supporting patrons: the PLA workbook of best practices
Call #: Z711.92.S6 T73 2022
Summary: This workbook from the PLA Social Worker Task Force (SWTF) introduces a collection of trauma-informed techniques to support your library’s patrons.
|A trauma-informed approach to library services
Call #: Z711.92.S6 T65 2020
Summary: Experienced in both academic and public libraries, Tolley presents how library can enhance psychological safety for library workers, students, PTSD patrons and LGBTQIA+ communities.
- Community-led libraries toolkit: starting us all down the path toward developing inclusive public libraries (Z716.4 C666 2008)
People with mental disabilities
Mental disabilities, People with (Z711.92.M4)
Mentally ill (Z711.92.M42)
|Supporting people to live well with dementia: a guide for library services workbook of best practices
Call #: Z711.92.M4
Summary: This book introduces how library patrons may be affected by dementia, and some ways they can bring positive impact to their communities.
Accessibility Technologies and Infrastructure
Library architecture for people with disabilities. Barrier-free design (Z679.8)
Libraries and people with disabilities — United States (Z7111.92.H3)
Library employees with disabilities — United States (Z682.4.L46)
|Seeking to understand: a journey into disability studies and libraries
Call #: Z682.4 L46 B76 2021
Summary: Written by two disabled librarians, this book presents a resource guide for building empathy in the library and how to make jobs ads more equitable.
|Beyond accommodation: creating an inclusive workplace for disabled library workers
Call #: Z682.4. L46 S36 2020
Summary: Through the perspective of critical disability theory, Schomberg and Highby address the workplace challenges encountered by library workers who are disabled.
|Creating inclusive library environments : a planning guide for serving patrons with disabilities
Call #: Z711.92.H3K88 2017
Summary: This book covers every aspect of planning a barrier-free library environments with research-based evidence, ranging from policy-making to programming and outreach.
|Implementing cost-effective assistive computer technology : a how-to-do-it manual for librarians
Call #: Z711.92.H3 V56 2012
Summary: This guide introduces the tips to incorporate appropriate assistive and computer technology into its current operations, including an effective communication with users and planning strategies.
|Assistive technologies in the library
Call #: Z711.92.H3 M42 2011
Summary: This guidebook provides evaluations of different assistive technologies, which help libraries to select the products they need. It also helps libraries to establish an assistive technology work station and training program for library workers.
Serving people with disabilities
Libraries and people with disabilities — United States (Z711.92.H3)
Libraries and the developmentally disabled (Z711.92.H3 K58)
Libraries and people with disabilities — Canada (Z679.2)
Academic Libraries — Services to people with disabilities (Z711.92.P5)
- Disabilities and the library : fostering equity for patrons and staff with differing abilities (Z711.92.H3 D58 2023)
- Serving patrons with disabilities : perspectives and insights from people with disabilities (Z711.92.H3 S48 2023)
- Library programming for autistic children and teens (Z711.92.H3 K58 2021)
- Making the library accessible for all : a practical guide for librarians (Z711.92.H3 V57 2014)
- Accessibility information toolkit for libraries (Z711.92.H3A29 2013)
- Crash course in library services to people with disabilities (Z711.92.H3 R63 2010)
- Improving library services to people with disabilities (Z711.92.H3 I46 2007)
- Improving the quality of library services for students with disabilities (Z711.92.P5 I47 2006)
This guide was created by Hiu Wing (Ann) Sze, FGL Student Assistant, Fall 2023.