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Bibliotek tillgängliga för alla?: En undersökning av bibliotekens upplevda tillgänglighet för användare med autismspektrumtillstånd
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Libraries Accessible for All? : A study of library accessibility experienced by patrons with Autism spectrum disorder (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this master’s thesis is to study how a group of people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder experience a visit to the library. By interviewing them I hoped to hear their thoughts on noise, lighting and the over all library environment. Did the informants get a fair treament by the library staff or did they feel stigmatized? The thesis is also aiming to expose how accessible the libraries’ websites are.

Two librarians shared their insights about accessibility from the library in which they work. The interview showed there are still many aspects that need to improve until the library is autism friendly.

The study shows that the informants prefer a silent library compared to a noisy one. They did not experience any stigmatization in the library. The informants use the digital services offered by the library in order to renew their books and to request new ones. However, the websites are not customized for people with Austism spectrum disorder.

The informants main concern when visiting the library are loud noise and insufficient signs. This study is a two years master’s thesis in Library and Information Science.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 56
Series
Uppsatser inom biblioteks- & informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 781
Keywords [en]
Library, Autism spectrum disorder, Accessibility, Websites, Crip theory
Keywords [sv]
Bibliotek, autismspektrumtillstånd, tillgänglighet, webbplatser, cripteori
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Information Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-400259OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-400259DiVA, id: diva2:1380738
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
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Available from: 2019-12-19 Created: 2019-12-19 Last updated: 2019-12-19Bibliographically approved

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