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Library technology for visually and physically impaired patrons

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Published by Meckler in Westport, CT .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Libraries and people with disabilities.,
  • Library science -- Technological innovations.,
  • People with disabilities -- Services for.,
  • People with visual disabilities -- Services for.,
  • Information technology.,
  • Libraries -- Automation.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-179) and indexes.

    StatementBarbara T. Mates.
    SeriesSupplements to Computers in libraries ;, 26
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ711.92.V57 M37 1991
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 190 p. :
    Number of Pages190
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1551266M
    ISBN 100887367046
    LC Control Number91031056

    With the Advanced player, the navigation menu key, pressed repeatedly, offers the options of navigating by chapter, bookmark, or phrase. ISBN: The NLS program provides free recorded and Braille books to eligible adults and children. Paciello, Michael G. Don't Forget Alternative transportation services may bring the impaired older adult into the library.

    In-house library stations with rotating materials from the library should be staffed by the library, and might, with library supervision use trained volunteers or clients to actively meet the needs of residents, including those confined to their beds. Who can recommend a good book? Also available in full on the Web. By pressing and holding the rewind and fast-forward keys in this way, you can jump from, say, chapter 1 to the middle of chapter 12 in a matter of seconds.

    Most librarians and library staff enter the system through state and local systems, and develop their skills according to the particulars of those systems. Items such as video, films, sign language materials, assistive devices, games, and realia can be incorporated into training and continuing education events. It serves the visually impaired and physically limited community by providing materials in braille and in various audio formats. In the absence of any of these, certification may be made by professional librarians or by any person whose competence under specific circumstances is acceptable to the Library of Congress. Speaking of power, the battery life on the NLS DTB player is phenomenal in the realm of assistive-technology products for blind or visually impaired people.


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Library technology for visually and physically impaired patrons book

Certain magazines and newspapers, as well as soft-cover and hard-cover books are available in large print. The library, based in Phoenix, sends them in a cartridge containing a flash drive they can use to read books from the audio player.

Don't Forget Alternative transportation services may bring the impaired older adult into the library. BoxWinterpark, Florida Watch for: when appropriate, quality of sound, overlapping sound and narration, proximity of sound source, background noise as well as the need for outlets, batteries and adaptors.

Can I use the subscription research sources from home? The NLS website regional libraries and contacts, provides basic information on braille and digital audio technology, and links directly to the NLS catalog.

NOTE: When promoting and publicizing programs remember to include these groups in a special mailing. An oral history project is an example of what can be developed for this shared experience. Large type Books in Print. Special interest visits from library volunteers who share a hobby, an interest, a career or a life experience with the homebound person.

Whether a "phrase" is equal to a sentence, a paragraph, or an hour of reading depends entirely upon the particular book you are reading and how it was "marked up" while in production.

Bringing Assistive Technology to Patrons

The LTA initiative's Internet-connected workstations will consist of ergonomic furniture, a Compaq Evo PC, an HP Scanjet scanner and HP LaserJet printer, Microsoft Office software and a variety of assistive technology products that address the needs of library users with visual, hearing, mobility or learning disabilities.

Resources In seeking training and continuing education opportunities advantage can betaken of existing agency or organization training opportunities. Types: prism aids which allow reading from a prone position, book holder-stands, magazine holders, page turners, magnifiers of all kinds for single lines or whole pages, raised, adjustable, illuminatedinfrared systems, AM and FM radio systems which transmit sound to individual receiver headsets, audioloops or induction systems which amplify sound for those wearing hearing aids, telecaption decorders, telecommunication devices for the Deaf TDDstypewriters for the Deaf TTYsaudiocassette and record players available from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, voice amplifiers, electronic voice generators, large print labelers, braille labelers, Braillewriters, and Kurzwell Reading Machines and cable television.

Users of the Standard players, however, do have access to this information. To be eligible for a Berkley Public Library card, you must live, work, or own property in Berkley. Items such as video, films, sign language materials, assistive devices, games, and realia can be incorporated into training and continuing education events.

Other physically handicapped persons are eligible as follows: a. Each book is contained on a single cartridge, and the books are shipped in small blue boxes designed specifically for them. Controls for adjusting volume, speed, and tone are easily identified by touch as large up and down arrow keys, each with its corresponding initial in braille.

About 30 NLS books are currently on one; I use the other drive for additional types of content. If your choice is simply to enjoy the books shipped to you from your cooperating library, the new player is indeed a boon to the reading experience.

Book discussion groups which link homebound individuals to one another to discuss books and topics of interest. Books previously in the collection are being converted. For the more technologically inclined, books can be downloaded with ease from the NLS site and transferred to blank cartridges or USB flash drives for a listening experience that provides superb sound quality and content navigation sure to dazzle those who have previously used only cassettes.Jun 05,  · Enriching Library Programs by Increasing Accessibility.

June 5, Making Sense of the Civil War were approached by visually impaired patrons interested in joining the discussion program, visually impaired, or physically unable to hold or handle a conventional print book—a substantial but underserved population.

Visually Impaired. The following resources are available to the blind and visually-impaired members of the Heights Libraries community. Services are free and accessible to anyone in the community.

We offer a large-print collection at each of our branches for our visually impaired patrons. Each branch also has a large screen PC with ZoomText. Or go to Information Request, complete and submit the form, and someone from your local talking-book library will contact you.

To find the nearest library serving people who are blind, visually impaired, or have a disability, visit Find Your Library.

The Michigan Braille and Talking Books Library, housed in the Library of Michigan, is part of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in the Library of Congress and the Network of Regional and Sub-regional Libraries.

Currently, BTBL serves over 11, patrons throughout the state. W hether for escape, enlightenment, or pure joy, books allow us to connect to other places and times. Fortunately for the millions of Americans who have impaired vision or a physical disability, there are braille and talking books from NLS.

NLS is the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, part of the Library of Congress. Dec 04,  · Arizona’s Talking Book library officials say visually, physically impaired patrons increasingly turn to digital materials By Samantha Pouls/ Cronkite News | Monday, Dec.

4, Volunteers sort through returned audio materials at the Talking Book library in Phoenix.