Video communications technology in the United Kingdom is facilitating deaf people’s access to information at their local library, as well as to business resources for those who wish to set up their own companies. Read this press release.
The June 1996 issue of Link-Up has an interesting article entitled “The Helping Hands Project: Exploring Public Library Services for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired.”
Real time captioning is another good way to make library programs and meetings accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Check out The Caption Center’s Making Meetings Accessible to find out more.
Fujio Kobayashi, who has a hearing impairment, works in a public library in Japan; his interests are services to children and people with disabilities. If you visit his bilingual home page, you’ll discover that the difficulties deaf and hard of hearing people have in libraries are universal.