Adaptive Technology for the Internet: Making Electronic Resources Accessible to All / Edition 1

Adaptive Technology for the Internet: Making Electronic Resources Accessible to All / Edition 1

by Barbara T. Mates, Doug Wakefield, Judith M. Dixon
     
 

Your mission is to make your resources available to the entire community. You've built your ramp at the front steps and opened your doors to people with disabilities. But can people with disabilities access the electronic information resources you make available to other library users?" "The Americans with Disabilities Act stipulates such access. Recent court… See more details below

Overview

Your mission is to make your resources available to the entire community. You've built your ramp at the front steps and opened your doors to people with disabilities. But can people with disabilities access the electronic information resources you make available to other library users?" "The Americans with Disabilities Act stipulates such access. Recent court decisions affirm that libraries must proactively and deliberately plan for accessibility of electronic resources. Adaptive Technology for the Internet: Making Electronic Resources Accessible to All will show you how with advice on such technologies as screen readers, Braille screens, voice recognition systems, hearing assistance devices, and HTML coding for accessibility.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838907528
Publisher:
American Library Association
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.87(w) x 9.87(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Could Helen Keller Use Your Library?1
2Click (W)Here(?)! - Basic Document Design12
3Large-Print Access to the Internet22
4Hearing the Internet34
5Touching the Internet with Braille53
6Adaptive Technology for Hearing Impairments67
7Surfing the Internet with a "Different" Board75
8Computers Reading and Speaking - "Stand-Alone" Systems93
9Funding Adaptive Technology99
10Making It All Work - Staff Training105
11Announcing Improved Access116
12Working in the Real World122
App. AWebsites Helpful for Information on Accessibility137
App. BSelected Vendors, Manufacturers, and Consultants150
App. CSpecial Libraries with Adaptive Technology Programs164
Glossary173
Bibliography and Reading Resources177
Index185

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