Inclusive Education Policy as Platform of Library Services for Students with visual Impairment in Nigerian Univeristies: Lessons from the United States of America
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admission into universities and to assert their position in campus setting as other sighted students population. In one way or the other, they are often excluded from accessing equal opportunities enjoyed by their peers in day-to-day campus life as a result of environmental, physical, legal and institutional barriers found throughout the society. At present, most developed and some developing nations have issued guidelines and policies generally for persons with visual impairment which translates into inclusive library practices and transforming ways students with visual impairment access and use information resources to support academic activities. Despite this development there is consensus among Library and Information Science (LIS) professionals that access to information resources and services for students with visual impairment in Nigerian universities are not yet fully available. This study adopted a multi-site research approach from data collected through questionnaires from 104 students with visual impairment in Nigerian university on how universit;y libraries are meeting their' information and academic needs, and service deliver mechanism deployed by university librarians in 12 universities in Nigeria and United States of America (USA) .. The paper revealed the gap in inclusion of students with visual impairment in accessing library resources to support academic activities in Nigerian universities and provide suggestive guidelines for the formulation of inclusive practices in Nigerian universities libraries
Inclusive Library Services , Visual Impairment , Library Services , Students
Zaid, Y.A (2018). Inclusive Education Policy as Platform of Library Services for Students with visual Impairment in Nigerian Univeristies: Lessons from the United States of America. Journal of Nigerian Library Association, Vol.51(1),52-73.