Category Archives: Accessibility

That All May Read: What IS a print disability? An answer + resources

Libraries are commonly understood to be the repositories of the human experience, storehouses which take that human experience and, from it, create opportunities for library consumers to “learn, grow, and know”. But what if someone you know has a print … Continue reading

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Videos & CC: Just Do It!

by Kelli Bragg: This is the article I recently wrote for the WLA online newsletter; it’s posted here on my site again because it’s a topic that’s very important to me. On July 15, 2009, at the ALA Annual Conference, Keith … Continue reading

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Hathi Trust, Digitization, and Accessibility for PWD

I’ve been sporadically following the Hathi Trust Fair Use and digitization brouhaha, and it leaves me wondering if and/or how it will affect equal Accessibility for those with print disabilities re: the cultural record. Digitization to me means an increase … Continue reading

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Look, touch and feel: How your mobile interface will morph in 2012

From Network World: Look, touch and feel: How your mobile interface will morph in 2012. Touch, waving, voice all to become more prevalent mobile user interfaces: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/122111-outlook-mobile-interface-254225.html I’m excited by some of these features in this article; I current use the … Continue reading

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Touch Graphics Inc. & Intrepid Museum: Multi-Sensory Museum Guide (from Library & Museum Accessiblity LinkedIn Group)

Manhattan’s Intrepid Museum Complex, which houses a tour-able aircraft carrier, submarine, and supersonic airliner, have used emerging technology, created by Touch Graphics Inc., to help people with sight disabilities have a more-immersive experience with the artifacts. On each floor, their “Talking Tactile Pen”, used in conjunction … Continue reading

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NFB and the Maryland Technology Assistance Program present the Web Accessibility Training Day

from the National Federation of the Blind website: National Federation of the Blind, Jernigan Institute, and Maryland Technology Assistance Program are delighted to present the second Web Accessibility training day. On September 19th, they will offer a day-long, in-depth look at … Continue reading

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What IS a print disability? An answer + resources

As of today, according to http://www.ifla.org/en/lpd, it’s stated that only 5% of the world’s published information is fully accessible to persons with a print disability; it’s my career goal to help increase that percentage as much as I can. Some people … Continue reading

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