TITLE

Information Literacy and Blind and Visually Impaired Students

AUTHOR(S)
Schiff, Rebecca Adler
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Urban Library Journal;Spring2009, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In the summer of 2007, as part of the City University of New York PeopleTech Summer Institute held at Baruch College, the author taught a class in information literacy to a group of blind and visually impaired students, using assistive technology to access the resources of the college library. Despite considerable preparation and experience, teaching the class presented unexpected difficulties, detailed in this paper. Rapid advances in information literacy technology present unusual challenges for the average student-challenges that are magnified when the intermediate assistive technology is itself not easy to master. The author explores the pertinent literature.
ACCESSION #
60568935

 

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