The Ulverscroft Foundation and the IFLA Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities Section are pleased to announce the outcome of the bids for funding from the 2013 programme. The Ulverscroft Foundation had made 10,000 Pounds GB available for awards to library workers to assist the development of library services for print disabled people worldwide and to foster cooperation between library services serving these persons.
Of the seven submissions, an Award was made to Dragana Milunovic, Library Advisor Section for Blind and Visually Impaired, National Library of Serbia. The value of the Award is £1,240 to fund a visit to the studios of the RNIB National Library for the Blind in the UK, to study preparation of digital materials as part of a Digital Library for the Blind project.
The judges for the award were David Owen, Chair of the Ulverscroft Foundation, Allan Leach, Trustee Ulverscroft Foundation and Dick Tucker, formerly Deputy Director of the Force Foundation Worldwide.
For further details about the award please contact:
Joyce Sumner, Secretary, Ulverscroft Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org
Background to the Ulverscroft/IFLA Awards
The Ulverscroft Foundation was established in 1973 by Dr Frederick Thorpe, OBE, the founder of Ulverscroft Large Print Books Limited, which he formed in 1964. ULPB is the major supplier of large print books to libraries in the UK and has expanded to become a major commercial supplier of a range of alternative format books in the UK and around the world. Having established a successful organisation for the supply of alternative format reading material Dr Thorpe was keen to address the other challenges faced by visually impaired people around the world by ploughing back the profits from his successful business enterprises. Consequently, the Ulverscroft Foundation has funded many hundreds of medical, social and library schemes/projects designed to serve the needs of visually impaired people world-wide.
The IFLA: Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities Section (LPD) is the international body which seeks to promote national and international co-operation to improve access to information and reading materials for blind and other print handicapped people. Established in 1983 it has 86 member organisations across the world. IFLA: LPD has published "Guidelines for Library Service to Braille Users", "The International Directory of Libraries for the Blind" and is currently finalising "Libraries for the Blind in the Information Age: Guidelines for Development". It holds a Conference every 2 years
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