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Importance of Universal Design in Libraries

Equal Access: Universal Design of Libraries is a six-page document covering the importance of designing a library for people with a variety of abilities, disabilities, and characteristics. Included is a list of questions that can be asked to ensure that the facility is accessible to everyone.

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"Hiring Americans with disabilities is not only the right thing to do — it is the smart thing to do.  As our country becomes part of an increasingly worldwide economy, skilled workers are in greater demand than ever.  And the technological revolution of the last fifteen years has given us unprecedented ways to incorporate the talents of all members of our society into the workforce."

U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao, Summit on Disability Employment Policy, 6/3/08