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The impact of reading for pleasure on blind and partially sighted adults and its implications for materials provision

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posted on 16.10.2013 by Rachel E. Spacey, Claire Creaser, Debbie Hicks
This article reports the findings of research commissioned by the Royal National Institute of Blind People to explore the impacts of reading for pleasure on blind and partially sighted adults. Data were collected via interviews, an online survey and six case studies.The results reveal that for 82% of participants reading for pleasure was ‘very important’ especially to relax and 59% of participants read for more than 10 hours a week. Multiple reading formats including traditional hard copy and digital formats were used by 85% of participants. The implications for materials provision and presentation for libraries and charitable organisations are considered in light of the findings.

Funding

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

History

School

  • Science

Department

  • Information Science

Citation

SPACEY, R., CREASER, C. and HICKS, D., 2014. The impact of reading for pleasure on blind and partially sighted adults and its implications for materials provision. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 46 (4), pp.271-288.

Publisher

SAGE Publications © The Author(s)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2014

Notes

This article was published in the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science [SAGE Publications © The Author(s)] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0961000613488409

ISSN

0961-0006

Language

en

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