Best Practices for Working with Archives Researchers with Physical Disabilities

Developed as archives-specific tools to assist "persons with physical impairments in the archives and records management profession (archivists, records managers, and researchers/patrons)" overcome challenges working in archives. Recommendations are limited to mobility, sight, and hearing impairments. Developed by the Joint Archives Management/Records Management Roundtables Working Group on Accessibility in Archives and Records Management.

SAA Council Approval/Endorsement Date: 
August 2010


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