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Den särskilda uppmärksamheten åt personer med funktionsnedsättning: En innehållsanalys av biblioteksplanerna i Västra Götaland
University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Special attention to persons with disabilities : A contentanalysis of library policy documents in Västra Götaland (English)
Abstract [en]

The publicly funded libraries should be accessible toeveryone and according to § 4 of the Library Act libraries arelegally obliged to pay special attention to persons withdisabilities. The purpose of this thesis is to examine howpeople with disabilities are addressed in local library policydocuments. The research questions address the disabilitiesidentified in library policy documents and whether the usergroup is named as a priority group. They also address theservice offered by the libraries and operational deficiencies.42 library policy documents from municipalities in VästraGötaland were analyzed by content analysis. Buckland'stheories of different aspects of access to information havebeen used to conduct the analysis. The theoretical perspectiveof the thesis focus on ill-suited environments instead ofindividual inadequacies.The analysis showed that dyslexia and visual impairment arethe disabilities most often mentioned in the library policydocuments. Only half of the documents mentioned personswith disabilities as a priority group. The service most oftenmentioned is accessible media, of which the talking book isby far the most common. Of the deficiencies noted the vastmajority concern the need for better adapted premises.Interventions designed to facilitate retrieval of informationare seldom mentioned in the library policy documents.

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Kandidatuppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Institutionen Bibliotekshögskolan, 2015:1
Keyword [sv]
funktionsnedsättning, biblioteksplan, bibliotekslag, tillgänglighet, service, Buckland
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Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-471OAI: diva2:840532
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Library and Information Science
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-07-15 Created: 2015-07-08 Last updated: 2015-07-15Bibliographically approved

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