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Facilitating Access for the Blind or Other Persons with Disabilities Background The United States is a Member State of the World Intellectual Property Organization and an active member of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). An on-going focus of the SCCR is the topic of limitations and exceptions to exclusive rights, including limitations and exceptions for visually impaired persons. At the next meeting in Geneva (December 14-18th 2009), the SCCR will discuss a treaty proposal introduced by the delegations of Brazil, Ecuador, and Paraguay, which would mandate certain exceptions and other practices regarding the cross-border import, export and qualified distribution of copyrighted works for the blind, visually impaired, and other reading disabled persons, without permission of the rights holders. Please see the links at left for previous Federal Register Notices, public comments, and other relevant information on this topic.

Digital Literacy Initiatives | LINCS Back to Top The U. S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) funds digital literacy initiatives to enable adult learners to succeed in a range of academic activities, including STEM and college and career readiness. These initiatives enhance the integration of technology into instruction, increase student access to technology and leverage learning outside the classroom. Resources for Students New! Resources for Teachers and Tutors Everyone On and OCTAE have an agreement that assists adult education teachers in the purchase of low-cost Internet access, enabling them to create hotspots of wireless connectivity for their classrooms. Resources for Programs

Qualifications - Bookshare - Accessible Books for Individuals with Print Disabilities An individual with a physically-based disability that makes it difficult or impossible to read a printed book likely will qualify for Bookshare® services. Organizations (schools, libraries, and rehabilitation and social services agencies) can also obtain Bookshare services to support their efforts to meet the reading needs of people with these disabilities. The individual signing up for our services, or the organization serving that individual, will be asked to provide Bookshare with a Proof of Disability (certified by someone who is a Competent Authority as described below) during the registration process. This webpage, including the Table that follows and the answers to Frequently Asked Questions, below, provide the guidelines for determining what qualifies as a print disability. View the video: "Who is Eligible for Bookshare?" I have a vision disability; how do I know if I qualify? 8. The standards set in the U.S.

Tar Heel Reader BlindHow LibEcon - International Library Economics Research Study HumanMetrics - online relationships, personality and entrepreneur tests, personal solution center Introduction to Web Accessibility You are here: Home > Articles > Introduction to Web Accessibility Introduction Most people today can hardly conceive of life without the internet. Some have argued that no other single invention has been more revolutionary since Gutenberg's printing press in the 1400s. Now, at the click of a mouse, the world can be "at your fingertips"—that is, if you can use a mouse... and see the screen... and hear the audio—in other words, if you don't have a disability of any kind. This introduction should help you understand how people with disabilities use the web, the frustrations they feel when they cannot access the web, and what you can do to make your sites more accessible. The Web Offers Unprecedented Opportunities The internet is one of the best things that has ever happened to people with disabilities. Most newspapers now publish their content online in a format that has the potential to be read by screen readers used by the blind. Falling Short of the Web's Potential Important Visual Hearing

Global Library Statistics [OCLC - Membership] These statistics that represent the total global library universe include data, if available, for the total number of libraries, librarians, volumes, expenditures, and users for every country and territory in the world broken down into the major library types: academic, public, school, special and national. It is important to remember that these figures do not represent OCLC membership. The statistics also include available data for languages used, and the number of library schools, publishers, and museums. The three regions represent those used by the OCLC Global and Regional Councils: the Americas (North and South America), EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India), and Asia Pacific (Asia, Australia and Oceania). The Global Library Statistics were developed from an earlier OCLC Research prototype. Learn more about the Global Library Statistics.

James Wilson Career Development - Head Track - Asst. Football - PE Lincoln Jr. High - Bentonville, AR Right Brained - Left Brained - Whole Brained Visual (spatial):You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding.Aural (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music.Verbal (linguistic): You prefer using words, both in speech and writing.Physical (kinesthetic): You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch.Logical (mathematical): You prefer using logic, reasoning and systems.Social (interpersonal): You prefer to learn in groups or with other people.Solitary (intrapersonal): You prefer to work alone and use self-study. Introvert - Extrovert - Ambivert College Countdown - Freshman to Senior Arkansas State University - Jonesboro, Arkansas They are now called the Red Wolves. I went to High School in Tuckerman, Arkansas.. Your Top 3 Career Choices License Plate For Top Job Choice What I Live By.... Do unto others as you wound want them to do unto you. I can do all things through Christ.

Access All WWW Areas Home > Over toegankelijkheid Een beperking levert tegenwoordig gelukkig niet zo'n groot probleem als vroeger. De tijd dat een blinde een gedateerd tijdschrift of studiemateriaal 'las', omdat het eerst moest worden omgezet in braille of audio, ligt gelukkig ver achter ons. Verschillende handicaps Verschillende handicaps hebben invloed op het gebruik van internet: denk aan blind, slechtziend, kleurenblind, doof, slechthorend, motorische of verstandelijke beperking. Lees meer over 'Wat is webtoegankelijkheid?'

Racial and Ethnic Diversity Among Librarians: A Status Report (1998) Mary Jo Lynch Director, Office for Research and Statistics American Library Association Note : This article was prepared for publication in the November 1998 issue of American Libraries as a special piece. Because of space constraints, it was not published separately but was put at the end of an article on, "Librarians' Salaries: Smaller increases this year." See pages 68-70 of the November 1998 American Libraries for the content which follows this note. People often ask ALA, "What is the current racial/ethnic makeup of the librarian workforce?" Data became available this summer to answer that question about academic, public, and school librarians. The data for school librarians on that table comes from a totally different source. Looking Backward Can we compare these data to any older data in order to determine if the field is changing? Looking Forward What about the future? Contact the Office for Research & Statistics for questions about content on this page.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 W3C Recommendation 5-May-1999 This version: (plain text, PostScript, PDF, gzip tar file of HTML, zip archive of HTML) Latest version: Previous version: Editors: Wendy Chisholm, Trace R & D Center, University of Wisconsin -- Madison Gregg Vanderheiden, Trace R & D Center, University of Wisconsin -- Madison Ian Jacobs, W3C Copyright © 1999 W3C (MIT, INRIA, Keio), All Rights Reserved. Abstract These guidelines explain how to make Web content accessible to people with disabilities. This is a reference document for accessibility principles and design ideas. This document is meant to be stable and therefore does not provide specific information about browser support for different technologies as that information changes rapidly. This document includes an appendix that organizes all of the checkpoints by topic and priority. Status of this document 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Note.