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Making libraries accessible : adaptive design and assistive technology / Char Booth, editor.

Contributor(s): Booth, Char | Mates, Barbara T | Guder, Christopher S | Junus, S. G. Ranti | Riley-Huff, Debra A | Tatomir, Jennifer | Tatomir, JoannaMaterial type: TextTextSeries: Library technology reports ; v. 48, no. 7.Publication details: Chicago, IL : ALA TechSource, ©2012. Description: 1 online resource (43 pages) : color illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780838994412; 0838994415; 9780838994429; 0838994423Subject(s): Libraries and people with disabilities | Self-help devices for people with disabilities | Libraries and people with visual disabilities | Libraries and the hearing impaired | Universal design | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- Archives & Special Libraries | Libraries and people with disabilities | Libraries and people with visual disabilities | Libraries and the hearing impaired | Self-help devices for people with disabilities | Universal designGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Making libraries accessible.DDC classification: 027.663 LOC classification: Z711.92.H3 | M28Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Introduction : Why accessibility? / Char Booth -- Information power to all patrons / Barbara T. Mates -- Making the right decisions about assistive technology in your library / Christopher S. Guder -- E-books and e-readers for users with print disabilities / S.G. Ranti Junus -- Web accessibility and universal design / Debra A. Riley-Huff -- Collection accessibility / Jennifer Nastasia Tatomir and Joanna Catarina Tatomir -- Conclusion : Accessible by (universal) design / Char Booth.
Summary: "As a provider of public space and digital content, your library is duty-bound to promote equitable access to all users, regardless of whether they use assistive technology. In this issue of Library Technology Reports, editor Booth makes the case that that attention to the core principles of consistency, flexibility, and simplicity go hand in hand with libraries' commitments to open information and accessibility. Even when staffing levels or resources aren't ideal, libraries can substantially improve the experience of people with disabilities. In this issue, expert contributors address standards, spaces and services, devices, websites, and collections, offering advice on: Assistive technology products, including screen readers, literacy software, and speech input ; E-books and e-readers for users with print disabilities, with charts comparing accessibility features of the most common e-readers ; The nuts and bolts of using HTML, CSS, Javascript, or JQUERY for accessibility ; Best practices for evaluating vendor database compliance."--Publisher's website.
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"As a provider of public space and digital content, your library is duty-bound to promote equitable access to all users, regardless of whether they use assistive technology. In this issue of Library Technology Reports, editor Booth makes the case that that attention to the core principles of consistency, flexibility, and simplicity go hand in hand with libraries' commitments to open information and accessibility. Even when staffing levels or resources aren't ideal, libraries can substantially improve the experience of people with disabilities. In this issue, expert contributors address standards, spaces and services, devices, websites, and collections, offering advice on: Assistive technology products, including screen readers, literacy software, and speech input ; E-books and e-readers for users with print disabilities, with charts comparing accessibility features of the most common e-readers ; The nuts and bolts of using HTML, CSS, Javascript, or JQUERY for accessibility ; Best practices for evaluating vendor database compliance."--Publisher's website.

Introduction : Why accessibility? / Char Booth -- Information power to all patrons / Barbara T. Mates -- Making the right decisions about assistive technology in your library / Christopher S. Guder -- E-books and e-readers for users with print disabilities / S.G. Ranti Junus -- Web accessibility and universal design / Debra A. Riley-Huff -- Collection accessibility / Jennifer Nastasia Tatomir and Joanna Catarina Tatomir -- Conclusion : Accessible by (universal) design / Char Booth.

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