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Resource Launches Disability Database for Museums, Archives and Libraries
Resource Launches Disability Database for Museums, Archives and Librarieswww.resource.gov.uk/action/learnacc/00access_03.asp
Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries has launched a database of 200 trainers, auditors and consultants specializing in disability issues. The database, which was designed and built by Resource in partnership with the nine Regional Agencies in the UK, is the first online service of its kind for the cultural sector. It contains information to help museums, archives and libraries to find support and advice on all disability issues.
Marcus Weisen, Resource’s Disability Officer, said: “In the past databases of disability trainers, auditors and consultants in the cultural sector were merely address lists and they were not available on the Web. With this new system, we can allow users to browse categorized listings to find the best match for their needs. This unique database is set to stay and grow. We will be working closely with the Regional Agencies as well as disability organizations to promote it, update it and expand it”.
The database was developed in response to the need expressed by the museums, archives and libraries who took part in Resource’s national “Survey of provision for disabled users in museums, archives and libraries” (2001). Many expressed difficulty in gaining access to disability trainers, auditors and consultants.