TITLE

Advocacy for Accessiblity: More than Wheelchairs and Print Readers

AUTHOR(S)
Cole, Elise
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Feliciter;2006, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p105
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's views on techniques and technologies that can be employed by libraries to become more accessible for users. The public libraries should be careful for difficulties that patrons face as they browse shelves, spinners and racks of materials. Books should not be stacked in a pile for displays because it is extremely difficult for old people to retrieve titles of interest without requesting assistance. Public libraries in Canada will have to use some technologies and software like Natural Reader and JAWS 7.0. to deal with such problems. In Canada, about 23% population needs some assistance while accessing libraries.
ACCESSION #
21656442

 

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