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Tillgängligheten till folkbibliotek: Enkätundersökning om dövas användning och förväntningar till folkbibliotek
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Accessibility to library : A survey about deafs’ usage of and expectations for libraries. (English)
Abstract [en]

 Previous studies have shown that deaf people are a difficult group for libraries to reach. The purpose of this study is to generate more knowledge about deafs’ usage and expectation of libraries. Three research questions were created: How do deaf people use the library? How can prerequisites of deafs’ usage of libraries be understood through indicators of social sustainability? And How can libraries work to be able to reach deaf as a target group?    

A survey was created to gather data and sent out through Sweden’s Deaf National Association’s Facebook-page. Twentythree people answered the survey and nineteen of those were analysed for the results.  

The results showed that a majority of the respondents visit the       library in some capacity. They borrow books, read newspapers and magazines. Some of the respondents participate in the activities libraries offer, but a lot of respondents express an interest in participating in a variety of activities if they were accessible through sign interpretation or in Swedish sign language.   

The conclusion was that the respondents use the library but would like to see more books, movies and resources that are about deafness and Swedish sign language. To be able to participate in more of the activities libraries usually offers. A few of their requests were about the librarians having more knowledge about deafness and learning to speak Swedish sign language.

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2019.
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Folkbibliotek, Döva, Tillgänglighet, Svenskt teckenspråk
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Information Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-22950OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-22950DiVA, id: diva2:1411175
Available from: 2020-03-04 Created: 2020-03-03 Last updated: 2020-03-04Bibliographically approved

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