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Adaptive Technology for the Internet: Making Electronic Resources Accessible to All
Adaptive Technology for the Internet: Making Electronic Resources Accessible to All
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Your mission is to make your resources available to the entire community. Youve already made your library physically accessible to people with disabilities. But, in this burgeoning information age, so many of your resources come off the network. Can people with disabilities access the electronic information resources you make available to other library users? The Americans with Disabilities Act stipulates that they should. Recent court decisions affirm that libraries must proactively & deliberately plan for accessibility of electronic resources. Adaptive Technology for the Internet: Making Electronic Resources Accessible will show you how with advice on such technologies as screen readers, Braille screens, voice recognition systems, hearing assistance devices, & HTML coding for accessibility According to estimates, in the United States there are 12 million visually impaired persons plus 39 million learning disabled persons who cannot access printed materials because of their disabilities. An additional 11.7 million persons have disabilities that make it difficult to hold a book or turn pages. Making your electronic resources accessible, & publicizing your efforts, welcomes a new community of users. Author Barbara Mates, along with adaptive technology experts & users Doug Wakefield & Judith Dixon understand what works in real-world libraries. In addition to product descriptions, they cover the infrastructure issues like funding & staff training. A handy listing of adaptive technology programs in libraries around the country will help you network with colleagues for support & advice.      

Author: Barbara T. Mates

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: American Library Association

Publication Date: 2000-01-01

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ISBN: 0838907520

Barbara T. Mates, Doug Wakefield, Judith M. Dixon (Edition: 1) Paperback

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