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  • REPOR T. RE.SUMES ED 020 758 LIBRARY SERVICES 0.0R THE HANDICAPPED IN OHIO.

    BY- NCCROSSAN4 JOHN AND OTHERS KENT STATE-UNIV.,-OHVOg CENTER FOR-LIBRAk7 _STUDIES

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    DESCRIPTORS -*VISUALLY -HANDICAPPED,-*PNYS/CALLY_NANDIOAPOPI___ *LIBRARY SERVICES, *LIBRARIES, 101LIBRAkY FACILITIES*1-LiaRARY STANDARDS, 'LIBRARY COOPERATION, LIBRARY PROGRAMS, OHIO,

    THIS STUDY, UNDERTAKEN FOR THE OHIO STATE LIBRARY: PROVIDES IN PART I A DETAILED ACCOUNT OF THE NUMBER AND LOCATION OF BLIND, PARTIALLY SIGHTED, AND PHYSICALLY-

    -HANDICAPPED PEOPLE IN OHIO AND A SURVEY OF THE LIBRARY SERVICES PRESEITLY AVAILABLE TO THEM. PART WRITTEN BY RAYNARD SWANK, GIVES LONG RANGE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROVIDING THE HANDICAPPED WITH THE SAME RANGE AND QUALITY OF LIBRARY SERVICES AVAILABLE TO NORMAL READERS AND IMMEDIATE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALLOCATION OF FUNDS FROM TITLE IV-41 OF

    THE LIBRARY SERVICES AND CONSTRUCTION ACT. APPENDIX A GIVE WTANDARDS_FOR_LIBRARY SERVICES FROM THECOMSTAC REPORT -.- STANDARDS FOR STRENGTHENED SERVICES (NEW YORK,

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    NATIONAL ACCREDIATION-COUNCIL FOR AGENCIES SERVING THE-BLIND AND VISUALLY HANDICAPPED, 19661 FRANCES A. KOESTLER, EDITOR). coo.

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    OFFICE OF EDUCATION

    THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN REPRODUCED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED FROM ME

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    LISFLARY SERVICES ran- THE HANDICAPPED IN OHIO

    John McCrossaut project Director Raynard Swank o Consultant Darleene Yacuzzo, Research Assistant

    Center for Library Studies School of Library Science Kent State University

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    1968

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    MEMBERS OF THE ADVISORY COUNCIL, TITLE IV-B (Service to the Handicapped)

    Library Services and CotstructiOn Act

    Richard M. Cheski, Chairman - Librarian, Rodman Public Library, Alliance

    Edward C. Grover, Assistant Director, Division of Special Education, COlUmbus

    Mrs. Gini Laurie, Editor, 11122"24222-Lsolasl, Box 149, Chagrin Palls

    Robert Melig, Executive Director, Miami Valley, Ohio, Chapter National kultiple

    Sclerosis SoCietY, Dayton

    Ernest I. vriller Director, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton Count7t

    Katherine Prescott, Librarian for the Blind, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland

    Karl RAjaert Executive Director, Ohio Society for Crippled Children and

    Adults, Columbus

    Everett R. Steece, Chief, Division of Services for the Blind, Columbus

    Don C. Turnbull, Equitable Building, Lancaster

    W. C. Van Laningham, Assistant, Ohio Citizens' Council for Health and Welfare,

    Columbus

    Ruth Hess,

    Joseph F.

    Heed Library Services and Construction Act Programs, State Library

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    Shubert, State Librarian, State Library, Columbus

    MEMBERS OF THE STATE LIBRARY BOARD

    Joseph E. Hurst, President . "Times", New Philadelphia 44563

    Mts. George T. Harding III, Vice President - 430 East Granville, Worthington 43085

    George W. Coen - 311 Equitable Building, Lancaster 43130

    Mrs. Elsie Bennett Wilson - 940 Lust Washington Street, Medina 44256

    Dr. Martin Essex, Director, Department of Education, 65 South Front Street,

    Columbus 43215

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  • FOREWORD

    The State Library of Ohio has long been interested in public, and specialised,

    library services in Ohio and since 1960 it has had a direct interest in-the

    library services given to the blind people of Ohio. It was in-that year that-the

    General Assembly began appropriating funds to assist the Cleveland Public Library,

    and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Familton County with their PrPii,.am of

    library service to the blind outside their respective counties.

    During the past seven years these services have grown and the State

    interest in the program has grown. Neu, under Title IV-B of the feAeral Library

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    , the State Libri.r, 11AM_AA AphhrtnnitY to assis

    in extending good library service to hundreds of other Chi; people who, up to

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    this time, have not been able to make use of their libraries.

    The possibilities of service in this program are endless, and the State

    Library Board's first action in getting the program under way was the appointment

    of an Advisory Council as provided in the federal Act. This Council was organized

    on July 24, 1967, and one of its early determinations was that of the need for

    more information on the audience for this new service and some of the possibil-

    ities of giving it. At the recommendation of the Council, the State Library

    Board on September 12, 1967 authorized this study.

    The remarkable dispatlh and thoroughness with which Dr. MeCrosean and his

    associates executed this study enable the Advisory Council to make key recomn-

    endations on the direction of the new services to the physically handicapped,

    At the Council meeting on December 14, 190 the Council recommended that the

    report be published and the information in it be disseminated as wrIdely as

    possible.

    The members of the State Library Board and the steff of the State LibrarY

    agree that this report will be of use in other States and we are pleased to make

    it available as recommended by the Advisory Council. We express our thanks to

    Dr. MeCrossan, Dr. Swank, and others who made it possible, Not only will it

    assist in the development of services to readers long neglected by libraries, but

    it stands as evidence that the Center for Library Studies at Kent State University

    is a valuable resource for libraries and librarianship in Ohio.

    Joseph F. Shubert

    State Librarian The State Library of Ohio

    January, 1968

  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

    A number of individuals have made valuable contributions to t

    SPecial appreciation is expressed to the chairman and members of the Advisory Council for their aid in designing the studir and far their many useful suggestions. The cooperation of the interviewees was outstanding, and their helpfulness in giving information and advice is appreciated. Many thanks are due to Raynard Swank for writing the recommendations contained'in Part II of this report. Darleene Yacuzzo did an excellent job of assisting the Project 'exactor.

    A. very sincere thank you is given to the State Library of Ohio for Pro- vidinv the: rands -Which made this study pobsivit Joseph =tubert, State Librarian, and Ruth Hess, Head of Library ServiceS uonottuctiou Mt-- Programs for the State Library, offered much wise counsel and encouragement throughout the course of the project.

    John McCrossan Project Director

    January, 1968

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Part I Descriptive Survey by John McGrossan and Darleene Yaourse

    CHAPTER

    I. /NTRODUCT/ON tolpikioittosoloolp4swoo-mi.414-4.4

    II. NUMBER OF BLIND, PARTIALLY SIGHTED, AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED IN OHIO O ***

    Estimates of the fiber of Blind in OhiO: ** . . Estimates of the atitribcr %If Ohio Reid dente RAVI" Variong Visual and Physical Handicaps ..........

    Projecgons of Number Eligible ,......... *** . * ........... Location of the Handicapped in Ohio

    LIBRARY SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED 0 0 0 * ..........

    Role Of the State Of Ohio .1...... **** State Library Survey of Public Library Services to the Handicapped .....................

    Regional Libraries: for the Blind .4,44,4,4 .. 0,4.... Readers Served .............. ***** ...................m Library 080 . ** * * ...... ** .0 * .... *** .. *................ Library Services ..:........ ***** : * 4. **** .. ***** .. ** . ** 44* Cost .of Library Service for the. Blind ........404....... vol.untAry and Tex.40ppOrted Agencies 4i*.,:..t.,i.,:" Resources of the Regional. Libraries *** ..... Library 4** ** 4 * * * 444440440404444 ** 0 * 44 *****44 Dietribution and Servicing of Talking_

    Book Mili*Utne4 '-44444 4444444 ******** 04444444404.4044040&- 1:1; State School for the blind :li4004-.4 * 1.4. ** ettrnswifiy4...** 10 Library SerVice for the Homebound and

    Institutionalized ............ * . *** 4000416 * 04 * ....... Cleveland a n d Cincinnati ******* . 4 4 4 4444004444444 * 440444 AIliance Public Library ..... * .. * .,..4_,..4,-,-,=4-4*= t '41! 4**-"--'''4 Marion Public Library 0.0.04,0 ** 411010*.e..0* ****** evilkwykoe.

    INTERVIEWEES' SUGGESTIONS AND COMMENTS ON

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    FUME NEEDS ****** *********************** 22

    Attitudes of Local Librarians .......... ****** 444440444- -22:'. Promotion 4nd Publicity ** ** .0 * 0 * of. ** ........ t22-.: Need for Referrals ................ ** ............... 22 Staff Needs .........m.m... * ***** ..m........4..... 22 rncressed Resources Needed .:,............. ***** 440-04044.4 21 Handling of Talking.Book Machines 41.0,............,li.lii* 23 Role of todal Libraries , . * . *** ........ 23 Change in Rules for Eligibility .. ***** ................. -214

    Part II Recommeettiations by Raynard Swank

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