Persons with disability bill 2002 and its implications to the provision of library and information services to the visually handicapped persons in Kenyan learning institutions

  • Raymond Euppa Ochoggia

Abstract

The paper is a response to Persons with Disabilities Bill 2000 which is an attempt by the Kenyan Government top provide disabled people with enabling environment to achieve their full potential and protect them from undue discrimination. The term disability as used in the context of the bill is defined. Specific provisions in the bill that may have effect on the provision of library and information services to disabled students in Kenya are identified and interpretations given where possible. The paper concludes that the bill is likely to open up educational opportunities for the visual handicapped by lessening previous existing obstacles.

(University of Dar es Salaam Library Journal: 2003 5(1): 24-33)
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