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Reading: It’s More Than Meets the Eye. A Digital Talking Book Machine I work at a library that provides reading materials for the “print disabled” — those people who cannot read a traditional print book for a physical reason.

Reading: It’s More Than Meets the Eye

It’s a network library of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), a division of the Library of Congress, and the program has been around for about eighty years. NLS, through its libraries, provides books and magazines in audio and braille. For audiobooks, NLS also furnishes a machine to play these books.

Originally that was a record player; then a cassette player; now it is a “Digital Talking Book Machine” (DTBM). Project Enable. Complete Guide to educational and special needs apps, complete list at One Place for Special Needs. Complete guide to educational and special needs apps With over 300,000 apps it's easy to become overwhelmed by the number of app choices.

Complete Guide to educational and special needs apps, complete list at One Place for Special Needs

It's also easy to spend a small fortune on a lot of useless apps. As a special needs parent I wanted to get right to the "good stuff" and figured you did too. Check out our guide that breaks down the best of the apps by skill set so you can easily find and buy apps that most benefit your child. Disability Studies. New American Foundation for the Blind App Helps People with Vision Loss Easily Take Notes on iPhone(r), iPad(r), and iPod touch(r) New York (February 1, 2013)—For the millions of Americans with vision loss looking for a simple, convenient way to take notes at work, at school, or at home, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) today launched the AccessNote™, a specialized notetaker for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

New American Foundation for the Blind App Helps People with Vision Loss Easily Take Notes on iPhone(r), iPad(r), and iPod touch(r)

"Apple products have earned high points from us for their out-of-the-box accessibility for users who are blind or visually impaired," said Carl R. Augusto, AFB president and CEO. "We designed this app to complement the iPhone's other popular features, like web browsing and email, so that users who are blind have all the tools they need in one, handy device. " Making Social Media More Accessible: What You Can Do Today. On-Demand Webinar NOTE: Large files will take more time to download.

Making Social Media More Accessible: What You Can Do Today

Description. News. Subscribe to NewsletterTell a FriendPrint this Page Most social media platforms such as blogs, social networks, podcasts, and file sharing services are not accessible to persons living with some form of disability.

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It's time we included the more than a billion people worldwide into the most popular way of communicating online, says Debra Ruh. I am a big fan of social media. I use it to highlight the value of including everyone in society, with a special emphasis on the community of people living with disabilities (PwD) and accessible Internet and Information and Communications Technology (ICT). I believe that we (the community of PwD) are finding our voices via social media; however, there are some significant accessibility issues that should be addressed. Image: Social Media has to be accessible for persons with disabilities in order to ensure their full participation in online communications The use of social media websites is becoming an important part of the workplace.

Back. The Accessibility Project. AccessTech News. » Making Your Website Accessible Part 2: Implementing WCAG ACRL TechConnect Blog. In Part 1, I covered what web accessibility is, its importance, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

» Making Your Website Accessible Part 2: Implementing WCAG ACRL TechConnect Blog

This post focuses on how to implement WCAG into the structure and layout of the website (including templates/themes, plugins, etc.). While I will be referring to WCAG, I have based this post on what I have found in terms of general best practices, so hopefully this post is applicable to any site. » Making Your Website Accessible Part 1: understanding WCAG ACRL TechConnect Blog. With more and more services and resources becoming digital, web accessibility has become an ever increasingly important topic.

» Making Your Website Accessible Part 1: understanding WCAG ACRL TechConnect Blog

Acrobat XI Accessibility Documentation « Adobe Accessibility. On behalf of the Adobe Accessibility team, I’d like to welcome you all to 2013.

Acrobat XI Accessibility Documentation « Adobe Accessibility

We’ve got a big year ahead of us, and we’re starting with some new documentation for Acrobat XI. Teaching Braille to Young Children. By Laurel J.

Teaching Braille to Young Children

Hudson, Ph.D. How to write an effective accessibility statement - Hassell Inclusion. Today is the first Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD).

How to write an effective accessibility statement - Hassell Inclusion

As described on the Global Accessibility Awareness Day site: Global Accessibility Awareness Day is a community-driven effort whose goal is to dedicate one day to raising the profile of and introducing the topic of digital (web, software, mobile app/device etc.) accessibility and people with different disabilities to the broadest audience possible. I’ve already done quite a bit via this site and blog to raise the profile of accessibility globally, especially through my popular Accessibility Myths 2011 blogs. Today, I’m going to do my bit for GAAD by blogging on one of the subjects people regularly ask me about – accessibility statements – and highlight how guidance in BS 8878 adds to their effectiveness. Library Accessibility - Accessibility, Universal Design, Web Usability & Assistive Technology - LibGuides at University of Hawaii at Manoa. December 2003 Introduction. Is Your Library Accessible?

Sorry, but the article or page you’re looking was not found. In May 2013, Library Journal underwent a major server migration for its archived web content, which happened slightly sooner than originally expected. As a result, much of the content from 2004 to 2012 is currently unavailable to the public. However, this content has not been lost, and our web staff is in the process of converting these past articles for integration into the WordPress-based website you see here, which was launched in 2012. Many of these older articles have already been restored, and more will continue to be restored on an ongoing basis as they are cleaned up. Ultimately, this migration will allow for greater discoverability of all archived LJ content, both on the website and across the Web in general.

Keep in mind that the article you’re looking for may already have been restored to the new site.CLICK HERE TO SEARCH FOR IT BY TITLE (this link will open in a new browser).

Library-accessibility.wikispaces. Try Wikispaces Classroom now. Brand new from Wikispaces. guest Join | Help | Sign In Accessibility in the School Library Home guest| Join | Help | Sign In Turn off "Getting Started" Assn. of Specialized & Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) An ASCLA Toolkit Ch., William Reed, Susanne Bjorner, Simon J.M. LIBRARY ACCESSIBILITY AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY- Assn. of Specialized & Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) The ASCLA “Library Accessibility –What You Need to Know” toolkit series of fifteen tipsheets was developed to help librarians in all types of libraries understand and manage access issues. These issues include but are not limited to: patrons who have cognitive, mental, or emotional illnesses; patrons with learning and/or developmental disabilities; patrons with service animals; patrons needing assistive technologies; and, patrons with physical disabilities.

Each tipsheet addresses a specific concern, and was updated in 2010. Disability Tools Step-By-Step Guide. Using technology appropriately can enhance the library experience for all users, but is particularly significant for users with disabilities. Creating electronic resources as accessibly as possible is a useful starting point, but for some users specific technologies will be needed to access those resources.