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Awesome information:

Accessibility Tip Sheets: The ASCLA “Library Accessibility –What You Need to Know” toolkit series of fifteen tipsheets was developed to help librarians in all types of libraries understand and manage access issues.  These issues include but are not limited to:  patrons who have cognitive, mental, or emotional illnesses; patrons with learning and/or developmental disabilities; patrons with service animals; patrons needing assistive technologies; and, patrons with physical disabilities.

Paths to Literacy: This site is intended to be an online hub for information related to literacy for students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities or deafblindness.  It includes original content, as well as links to other sites and resources available on the web. 

Articles:

“But they don’t look like they have a disability.” Serving People with Dyslexia – Best Practices from the United States. Copyright © 2014 by Nancy Bolt. This work is made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Books:

Crash course in library services to people with disabilities
Author: Elizabeth Ann Roberts; Richard J Smith
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, ©2010.

The illustrated guide to assistive technology and devices : tools and gadgets for living independently
Author: Suzanne Robitaille
Publisher: New York : Demos Medical Pub., ©2010.

Keep It Simple : a Guide to Assistive Technologies
Author: Ravonne A Green; Vera Blair
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, ©2011

Video:

Going Blind: Coming Out of the Dark
Library Journal Review
As producer and narrator, Lovett has crafted a much-needed awareness tool about vision loss. The downloadable PDF tool kit is worthy of the name bonus material. Going Blind is a jewel of a film and belongs in every library.

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