The concern of University of Malaya Library in enhancing the facilities for the special disables users

Mohd Faizal, H. and Amir Hamzah, A. and Mohamad Rizar, M. (2013) The concern of University of Malaya Library in enhancing the facilities for the special disables users. In: Seminar Kebangsaan Pustakawan Malaysia, 25-27 Ogos 2013, Mahkota Hotel, Melaka.


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Special Disable Users (SDU) is one of the categories of users that use library in University of Malaya Library (UML). According to Act 658, persons with disabilities shall have the right to access to information, communication and technology on equal basis with persons without disabilities (Persons with Disabilities Act 2008, Act 685).The purpose of this article is to point out all the initiatives led by University of Malaya Library (UML) to improve the library services for the visually impaired and physically handicapped students and staffs registered as library members. This initiative was taken to support the mission and vision of the university to produce quality research and knowledgeable students. Special facilities and services should be developed to help these categories of users to use the library. A survey conducted by UML to identify the efficiency of each service provided to engage the library services with that specific group. The result of the survey will be a guideline for UML to improvise the library services to that particular user group. As a conclusion, it is important to make sure UML can provide special library services concerning the specific user group, thus ensuring “a library for everyone”.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: University of Malaya; Library service; Impaired and physically handicapped students; Academic library
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources
Divisions: Library
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2015 02:45
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2015 02:45

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