Written by an international co-author team, this is a comprehensive book of at least 25 case studies of the best international contemporary examples of design for aging environments. Projects are in the United States, UK, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The in-depth case studies examine the impact of good design on the programming for the elderly within each facility.
The article discusses developing inclusive spaces in the design of U.S. virtual and physical libraries, including so as to address inequality. The impact that inclusive spaces in libraries have on library patrons is discussed.
The number of students with learning disabilities enrolled in higher education is growing. To better serve this population, academic libraries can learn from the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
McDonald, K. E., Williamson, P., Weiss, S., Adya, M., Blanck, P. and DBTAC: Southeast ADA Center PAR Research Consortium (2015), THE MARCH GOES ON: COMMUNITY ACCESS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. J. Community Psychol., 43: 348–363. doi: 10.1002/jcop.21683
As public libraries move toward providing more digital-based resources, this is an opportunity to provide access for patrons who need resources in an alternative format. This project focused on website accessibility, digital databases, physical library accessibility, staff training, and marketing.
In librarianship, critical design may be employed to help us explore current paradigms and approaches to library spaces, services, and technologies, as well as to uncover assumptions about what a library is and what a librarian does.