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Library and Information Services for Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals

2006

This bibliography lists selected sources of information on providing library services for adults and children who are unable to read of use standard printed materials due to blindness or physical handicaps. A limited number of citations on serving related groups is included. The selections, based on the holdings of the Reference Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, were chosen for currency and authoritativeness. With the exception of classics in the field, most titles are in print and were published between 2002 and 2006.

Indexes such as Library Literature and Information Science should be consulted for historical treatment of the subject or for material on local or regional services.

Contents

General

American Foundation for the Blind. AFB directory of services for blind and visually impaired persons in the United States and Canada. 27th ed. New York, 2005. 772p. $39.95 online subscription; $79.95 paperback with one-year online subscription. (AFB Press, Customer Service, P.O. Box 1020, Sewickley, PA 15143).

American Library Association. Library services for people with disabilities policy. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.ala.org/ala/ascla/asclaissues/libraryservices.htm.

American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. Louis database of accessible materials and APH file repository. www.aph.org/louis/index.html.

Braille into the next millennium. Washington: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and Friends of Libraries for Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals in North America, 2000. 600p. Free.

Canadian Library Association. Canadian guidelines on library and information services for people with disabilities. Approved Feb. 1997. Retrieved July 5, 2006. www.cla.ca/about/disabils.htm.

Cylke, Frank Kurt, ed. Progress through the years 1973-2004: selected highlights. Washington: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, 2005. 16p. [booklet]. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/progress.html.

Dauenheimer, Deborah. Serving people with disabilities in Colorado libraries. Colorado libraries, v. 29, winter 2003: 15-16.

Delivering the printed word to the print-impaired. ILA (Illinois Library Association) reporter, v. 20, June 2002: 1, 4-5.

Disability resources for libraries and librarians. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.lori.ri.gov/tbp/libres.php.

Epp, Mary Anne. Closing the 95 percent gap: library resource sharing for people with disabilities. Library trends, v. 54, winter 2006: 411-429.

Huntington, Barbara, and Coral Swanson. Adults with special needs: a resource and planning guide for Wisconsin's public libraries. Madison: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 2003. 173p. (125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, 53707-7841). Also available online at dpi.wi.gov/pld/specialasn.html.

Interface. Quarterly. $10 of membership dues for one-year subscription. Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, American Library Association, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. International directory of libraries for the blind, 4th ed. Available online at ifla.jsrpd.jp/.

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. Section of Libraries for the Blind. Guidelines for library service to braille users. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.ifla.org/VII/s31/pub/guide.htm.

Issues in access to information: a bibliography. Final draft. Prepared by RUSA (Reference and User Services Association) Access to Information Committee, July 2004. Retrieved July 5, 2006. www.ala.org/ala/rusa/rusaprotools/issuesinaccess/issuesaccess.htm.

Kitchel, J. Elaine. Large print: guidelines for optimal readability and APHont J . Retrieved July 5, 2006. http://sun1.aph.org/edresearch/lpguide.htm.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Frequently asked questions about the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Washington. 10p. Free. [brochure]. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/faq.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. NLS patron survey (2003): index page. www.loc.gov/nls/ technical/patronsurvey2003/index.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. That all may read: library service for blind and physically handicapped people. Washington, 1983. 518p. Free.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Reference Section. Facts: books for blind and physically handicapped individuals. Washington. 4p. Annual. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/annual.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Reference Section. Library resources for the blind and physically handicapped: a directory with budget, staff, and collections information and statistics on readership and circulation. Washington. Annual. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/ directories/resources.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Reference Section. Magazines in special media. Washington, 2005. 78p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/directories/magazines.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Reference Section. Reading materials in large print: a resource guide. Compiled by Carol Strauss. Washington, 2005. 30p. Free. (reference circular 05-03). Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/largeprint.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Reference Section. Sources of custom-produced books: braille, audio recordings, and large print. Compiled by Freddie Peaco. Washington, 2001. 103p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/directories/sources.html.

Library Reproduction Service. Large print books for libraries and individuals [online database], www.lrs-largeprint.com/library.html. Large print reproductions of educational materials [online database], www.lrs-largeprint.com/education.html.

Mates, Barbara T. AccessAbility @ Cleveland Public Library. Public libraries, v. 42, Jan.-Feb. 2003: 28-31.

McCain, Mimi. Goal of special needs center in Phoenix is equal access. Interface, v. 27, fall 2005: 6-7.

McCain, Mimi. What's so special about special needs? Public libraries, v. 42, Jan.-Feb. 2003: 51-54.

Majeska, Marilyn Lundell. Talking books: pioneering and beyond. Washington: Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 1988. 108p. Free.

News. Quarterly. Free. Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Washington, DC 20542. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/newsletters/news/index.html.

Prine, Stephen, and George F. Thuronyi. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. In Encyclopedia of the Library of Congress: for Congress, the nation, and the world. Washington: Library of Congress in association with Bernan Press, 2004. p. 39-43.

Puckett, Rahye L. Not just for the blind: free library services through the Mississippi Library Commission. Mississippi libraries, v. 69, winter 2005: 90-91.

Quezada, Shelley. Nothing about me without me: planning for services to people with disabilities. Public libraries, v. 42, Jan.-Feb. 2003: 42-46.

Revised standards and guidelines of service for the Library of Congress network of libraries for the blind and physically handicapped. Chicago: Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, American Library Association, 2005. 64p. $18.

Robertson, Guy. "It's not just the books!" Wheelchair patrons speak out. Feliciter (Canadian Library Association), v. 50, issue 6, 2004: 258-260.

Rubin, Rhea Joyce. Planning for library services to people with disabilities. Chicago: Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, American Library Association, 2001. 94p. $30. (ASCLA Changing Horizons series no. 5).

Ryder, Julie. Can't get to the library? Then we'll come to you. A survey of library services to people in their own homes in the United Kingdom. Health information and libraries journal, v. 21, suppl. 2, 2004: 5-13.

Tucker, Richard N., comp. Resource guide on access to and interlending of alternative format materials. IFLA professional reports no.75, 2002. IFLA. (Publications Department, IFLA Headquarters, P.O. Box 95312, 2509 CH The Hague, Netherlands).

Webster, Peter, ed. Library resource sharing networks. Library trends, v. 54, winter 2006: 411-429.

Will, Barbara H. Library services for all. Library journal, v. 130, Nov. 15, 2005: 47.

Blind and Physically Handicapped Children

Akin, Lynn, and Donna MacKinney. Autism, literacy, and libraries. Children and libraries, v. 2, summer-fall 2004: 35-43.

Banks, Carrie. All kinds of flowers grow here: The Child's Place for children with special needs at Brooklyn Public Library. Children and libraries, v. 2, spring 2004: 5-10.

Hopkins, Janet. School library accessibility: the role of assistive technology. Teacher librarian, v. 31, Feb. 2004: 15-18.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. NLS kids zone. www.loc.gov/nls/children/index.html.

Linda Lucas Walling collection: materials for and-or about children with disabilities. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.libsci.sc.edu/facst/walling/bestfolder.htm.

Phillips, Sharon B. Books: a treasure for all children. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.summerreadingnys.org/manual_chapter_2.pdf.

Public library services for youth with special needs: a plan for Wisconsin. Retrieved July 5, 2006. http://dpi.wi.gov/pld/ysnpl.html.

Rothberg, Madeleine, and Tom Wlodkowski. Making educational software accessible: design guidelines including math and science solutions. Retrieved July 5, 2006. http://ncam.wgbh.org/cdrom/guideline2000/.

Steelman, Patricia, comp. Select bibliography of children's books about the disability experience. Retrieved July 11, 2006. www.ala.org/ala/awardsbucket/schneideraward/bibliography.htm.

Ward, Marilyn. Voices from the margins: an annotated bibliography of fiction on disabilities and differences for young people. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002. 154p. $44.95.

Wojahn, Rebecca Hogue. Everyone's invited: ways to make your library more welcoming to children with special needs. School library journal, v. 52, Feb. 2006: 46-48.

Blind and Physically Handicapped Seniors

American Library Association. Reference and User Services Association. Library services to older adults guidelines. 1987, revised 1999. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.ala.org/ala/rusa/rusaprotools/referenceguide/libraryservices.htm.

Canadian Library Association. Interest Group on Services for Older People. Canadian guidelines on library and information services for older adults. Approved by CLA Executive Council, November 24, 2000. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.cla.ca/resources/olderadults.htm.

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. Library and information services for older people. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.cilip.org.uk/professionalguidance/equalopportunities/briefings/olderpeople.htm.

Honnold, RoseMary, and Saralyn A. Mesaros. Serving seniors: a how-to-do-it manual for librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2004. 150p. $59.95.

Long, Sarah Ann. Serving the " boomer" generation and beyond. New library world (London), v. 106, issue 7-8, 2005: 378-390.

Mabry, Celia Hales. Serving seniors: dos and don'ts at the desk. American libraries, v. 34, Dec. 2003: 64-65.

Mates, Barbara T., and Associates, comps., and Nancee Dahms-Stinson, ed. Serving seniors: a resource manual for Missouri libraries. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri State Library, 2002. Retrieved July 6, 2006. www.sos.mo.gov/library/development/services/seniors/manual/.

Panella, Nancy Mary, comp. Guidelines for libraries serving hospital patients and the elderly and disabled in long-term care facilities. IFLA professional reports no.61, 2000. 46p. www.ifla.org/VII/s9/nd1/iflapr-61e.pdf.

Blind Adults

American Council of the Blind. Library Users of America. http://libraryusers.tripod.com/.

Axtell, Robert, and Judith M. Dixon. Voyager 2000: a review of accessibility for persons with visual disabilities. Library hi tech, v. 20, 2002: 141-147.

Beaumont, Jane, and Jim Sanders. Opening the book: creating equitable library service for print-disabled Canadians. Feliciter (Canadian Library Association), v. 50, issue 3, 2004: 87-89.

Borst, Randall E. An introduction to blindness and visual impairment for postsecondary education in the United States. AHEAD's Professional Monograph series. Waltham, MA: AHEAD, 2005. 42p. $15. (P.O. Box 540666, 02454).

Byrne, Alex. Advancing library services for the blind in the global information society. World Library and Information Congress: 71st IFLA General Conference and Council, Oslo, August 2005: 1-5. Also available online at www.ifla.org/IV/ifla71/papers/178e-Byrne.pdf.

Cain, Sally. Technology: libraries are catching up. NB, issue 6, June 2006: 20-24.

Charlson, Kim. Braille library services. In Braille: into the next millennium. Washington: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and Friends of Libraries for Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals in North America, 2000. p. 236-255. Free.

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. Library and information services for visually impaired people. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.cilip.org.uk/professionalguidance/equalopportunities/ briefings/visual.htm.

Creaser, Clare, J. Eric Davies, and Stella Wisdom. Accessible, open, and inclusive? How visually impaired people view library and information services and agencies. Journal of librarianship and information science, v. 34, no. 4, 2002, 207-214.

Davies, J. Eric, Stella Wisdom, and Claire Creaser. Out of sight but not out of mind: visually impaired people's perspectives of library and information services. LISU occasional paper no. 29. Loughborough: Library and Information Statistics Unit (LISU), 2001. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.lut.ac.uk/departments/ls/lisu/pages/publications/stvtextonly.html.

Gerber, Elaine. The benefits of and barriers to computer use for individuals who are visually impaired. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 97, Sept. 2003: 536-550.

Kavanagh, Rosemary, and Beatrice Christensen Skold, eds. Libraries for the blind in the information age: guidelines for development. IFLA professional reports, no. 7. Retrieved Nov. 2005. www.ifla.org/VII/s31/pub/Profrep86.pdf.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Facts: Web-Braille. Washington, 2001. 2p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/webbraille.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Technical circular 03-01: Braille preservation and salvage guidelines. Washington, 2003. 4p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/technical/circulars/braillepreservationguidelines.html.

Moczygemba, Carol. Talking books. Texas co-op power, Feb. 2005: 10-15.

Nail-Chiwetalu, Barbara. Guidelines for accessing alternative format educational materials. May 1, 1999. 12p. Available free from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Reference Section, and online at www.loc.gov/nls/other/guidelines.html.

Papadopoulos, Konstantinos S., and Dimitrios B. Goudiras. Accessibility assistance for visually-impaired people in digital texts. British journal of visual impairment, v. 23, May 2005: 75-83.

Peters, Tom, and others. InfoEyes: a virtual reference service for the visually impaired. Library hi tech news, v. 21, 2004: 5-11.

Saumure, Kristie, and Lisa M. Given. Facilitating information access for visually impaired postsecondary students. Feliciter (Canadian Library Association), v. 48, issue 5, 2002: 222-224.

Steer, Michael, and Leonie Cheetham. Audio from orbit: the future of libraries for individuals who are blind or vision impaired. British journal of visual impairment, v. 23, Sept. 2005: 114-116.

Sussman, Diana Brawley. InfoEyes: the genie on your desktop. Dialogue, v. 40, July-Aug. 2005: 26-29.

Tinerella, Vincent P., and Marcia A. Dick. Academic reference service for the visually impaired: a guide for the non-specialist. College and research libraries news, v. 66, Jan. 2005: 29-32.

Wade, Gretchen L. Serving the visually impaired user. Libraries and the academy, v. 3, Apr. 2003: 307-313.

Walker, Albert, and Galen E. Rike. Hidden barriers for blind and visually impaired users in the modern academic library: a case study of Waldo Library, Western Michigan University. Michigan academician, v. 34, spring 2002: 67-69.

Individuals with Hearing Impairments

Celebrate deaf legacy@ your library: national deaf history month kit. Developed for the Red Notebook by the National Association of the Deaf Ad Hoc Committee on national deaf history month 2004-2006. Retrieved Jan. 2006. www.folda.net.

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. Library and information services for deaf and hearing impaired people. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.cilip.org.uk/professionalguidance/equalopportunities/briefings/hearing.htm.

Day, John Michael, ed. Guidelines for library services to deaf people. 2d ed. The Hague: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, 2000. (IFLA professional report no. 62).

DO-IT. Use of telecommunications products by people with disabilities. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Technology/telcom.html.

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Gallaudet University. Information on deafness. Retrieved May 9, 2006. http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/InfoToGo/index.html.

Noland, Abigail. How Cleveland serves the deaf community. Public libraries, v. 42, Jan.-Feb. 2003: 20-21.

Peters, Tom, and Lori Bell. Hello IM, goodbye TTY. Computers in libraries, v. 26, May 2006: 18-21.

Playforth, Sarah. Inclusive library services for deaf people: an overview from the social model perspective. Health information and libraries journal, v. 21, suppl. 2, 2004: 554-57.

Rodriguez, Rosa, and Monica Reed. Our deaf family needs to read, too. Public libraries, v. 42, Jan.-Feb. 2003: 38-41.

Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Juozaitis, Vida. Serving the needs of our students with LD in the school library. School libraries in Canada, v. 23, issue 3, 2004: 34-38. Also available online at www.schoollibraries.ca/articles/35.aspx.

LD Online. www.ldonline.org. Also available in Spanish at www.ldonline.org/features/espanol.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Reference Section. Learning disabilities: national organizations and resources. Compiled by Robert Jones. Washington, 2004. 24p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/learning.html.

Nielsen, Gyda Skat, and Birgitta Irvall. Guidelines for library services to persons with dyslexia. IFLA professional reports, no. 70. 2001. 33p. www.ifla.org/VII/s9/nd1/iflapr-70e.pdf. Also available in Spanish as IFLA professional reports no. 76 and in French as IFLA professional reports no. 74.

Reading and learning disabilities. NICHCY briefing paper no. FS17. 4th ed. Washington: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, 2004. 15p. Free. (P.O. Box 1492, DC 20013). Also available online at www.nichcy.org/pubs/factshe/fs17txt.htm.

Blind and Physically Handicapped Native Americans

Focus on Native Americans. Quarterly. Free. Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Washington, DC 20542.

National Council on Disability. People with disabilities on tribal lands: education, health care, vocational rehabilitation, and independent living. Washington, 2003. 135p. Free. Also available online at www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2003/tribal_lands.htm.

National Council on Disability. Understanding disabilities in American Indian and Alaska Native communities: toolkit guide. Washington, 2003. 129p. Free. Also available online at www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2003/pdf/native_toolkit.pdf.

Disability Awareness and Training

Access and opportunities: a guide to disability awareness. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.vsarts.org/x523.xml.

Accessible attitudes: disability etiquette for One-Stop staff. Retrieved July 5, 2006. www.employ-ability.org/one-stop/begnoblequest2.asp.

Communicate with people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Retrieved July 5, 2006. www.raisingdeafkids.org/communicating/tips/adult.jsp and in Spanish: www.raisingdeafkids.org/spanish/communicating/tips/adult.jsp.

Czapla, Pamela. Accommodating all comers. American libraries, v. 36, June-July 2005: 50.

Disability etiquette. Retrieved July 5, 2006.
www.mcil.org/mcil/mcil/etiqu01.htm.
www.ualr.edu/dssdept/etiquette.html.
www.unitedspinal.org/pages.php?catid=7&pageid=472.
www.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=ntl_etiquette.

Disability etiquette handbook. Retrieved July 5, 2006. www.ci.seattle.wa.us/civilrights/documents/Etiquetteguide-final.pdf and www.sanantonio.gov/planning/disability_handbook/disability_handbook.asp?res=800&ver=true.

Employers' disABILITY etiquette handbook. Retrieved July 5, 2006. www.employ-ability.org/erc/disabilityhandbook.asp.

Employer's guide to hidden disabilities. Allentown, PA, 2003. 27p. $5. (Office of Career Development and Placement, Muhlenberg College, 2400 West Chew Street, 18104-5586). Also available online at www.muhlenberg.edu/careercenter/emplguide/.

Guidelines for interacting with people who are deaf-blind. Sands Point, NY: Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults, 2004. 4p. [pamphlet]. Free. (141 Middle Neck Road, 11050).

Holt, Cynthia, and Wanda Hole. Training rewards and challenges of serving library users with disabilities. Public libraries, v. 42, Jan.-Feb. 2003: 34-37.

How to interact with a blind person. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.ehow.com/how_5676_interact-with-blind.html.

How to interact with a person who is blind or visually impaired. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.asb.org/aboutasb/VisionLossInfoGuide.pdf.

Johnstone, Jodi. Employment of disabled persons in the academic library environment. Retrieved May 9, 2006. http://alia.org.au/publishing/alj/54.2/full.text/johnstone.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Reference Section. Disability awareness: a selected bibliography. Compiled by Carol Strauss. Washington, 2003. 13p. Free. (reference bibliography 03-01). Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/bibliographies/awareness.html.

Loy, Beth. Disability etiquette tips for speaking engagements. Retrieved July 5, 2006. www.jan.wvu.edu/media/etipresent.html.

McKenna, Janet. Huh? What? Interacting with your hard of hearing patrons. Public libraries, v. 42, Jan.-Feb. 2003: 9-11.

Papangelis, Penelope. Sensitivity training in academic library public services. Retrieved July 5, 2006. www.arl.org/diversity/leading/issue12/papangelis.html.

Tips for communicating with deaf and hard of hearing people. Retrieved July 5, 2006. www.metrokc.gov/dias/ocre/deaftips.htm.

Walling, Linda Lucas. Educating students to serve information seekers with disabilities. Journal of education for library and information science, v. 45, spring 2004: 137-148.

Digital Talking Books and Electronic Texts

American National Standards Institute. National Information Standards Organization. Specifications for the digital talking book. ANSI/NISO Z39.86-2002. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.niso.org/standards/resources/Z39-86-2002.html. (NISO Press, 4733 Bethesda Avenue, Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20814).

Audio book distribution system design: final report. Digital talking book distribution analysis, task 2: system design. Fairfax, VA: ManTech International Corporation, 2006. various pagings.

Bell, Lori, and Tom Peters. Digital library services for all. American libraries, v. 36, Sept. 2005: 46-49.

Bell, Lori, Sharon Ruda, and Tom Peters. The librarians' quest: transforming the printed word so that all may read. Computers in libraries, v. 23, Nov.-Dec. 2003: 14-19.

Bernstein, Neil. Flash-memory distribution of digital talking books. Washington: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, 2005. 8 p. Free. [booklet]. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/technical/flashdistribution.html.

Cookson, John, and others. Digital talking books: progress to date. Washington: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 2002. 50p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/technical/dtbprogress/index.html.

Dahlander, Torbjörn. Digital distribution of DAISY talking books in Sweden. International congress series, v. 1282, Sept. 2005: 826-830.

Flash. Monthly. Free. Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Washington, DC 20542. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/newsletters/flash/index.html.

Kerscher, George, and Jim Fruchterman. The soundproof book: exploration of rights conflict and access to commercial e-books for people with disabilities. First Monday, v. 7, June 2002. Retrieved July 5, 2006. http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue7_6/kerscher/index.html.

Lazzaro, Joe. There's gold on those old tapes: recording and editing digital audio files with GoldWave. AccessWorld, v. 7, Jan. 2006. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw070108.

Leventhal, Jay. A library in your hand: a review of the Book Port and the BookCourier. AccessWorld, v. 5, July 2004. Retrieved July 5, 2006. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw050407.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Current strategic business plan for the implementation of digital systems, Dec. 2003. www.loc.gov/nls/businessplan2003.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Frequently asked questions: digital talking books. Washington, 2002. 10p. Free. [brochure]. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/dtbfaq.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Technical circular 03-02: audio technology initiatives. Washington, 2003. 4p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/ technical/circulars/audiotechnologyinitiatives.html.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Reference Section. Facts: selected sources for electronic texts. Compiled by Carol Strauss and Judy Dixon. Washington, 2003. 8p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/etexts.html.

Morgan, Greg. A word in your ear: library services for print disabled readers in the digital age. Electronic library (Oxford), v. 21, issue 3, 2003: 234-239.

Peters, Thomas A. Accessibility trial of the downloadable digital audio book service from netLibrary and Recorded Books LLC. netLibrary final report 2005 08a. Prepared for the Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center and the Alliance Library System. Retrieved Sept. 2005. www.tapinformation.com/netLibraryfinalreport.htm.

Peters, Thomas A. Final report of the eAudio pilot project: January-June 2003. TAP Information Services, July 2003. 23p. Retrieved Sept. 2005.
www.midtb.org/eaudiofinal.htm.

Peters, Thomas A. Project HAL (handheld accessible libraries) final report. Rev. (Prepared for the Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center). Retrieved June 22, 2004. www.tapinformation.com/HALfinalreport200403.htm.

Peters, Thomas A., and others. An overview of digital audio books for libraries. Computers in libraries, v. 25, July-Aug. 2005: 6-8, 61-64.

Rao, Siriginidi Subba. Electronic books: a review and evaluation. Library hi tech, v. 21, 2003: 85-93.

Rathje, Bente Dahl, Margaret McGrory, Carol Pollitt, and others. Designing and building integrated digital library systems: guidelines. IFLA professional reports no.90, 2005. 67p. www.ifla.org/VII/s31/pub/Profrep90.pdf.

Sajka, Janina, and George Kerscher. Surpassing Gutenberg: access to published information for blind readers. An AFB white paper. Retrieved May 15, 2006. www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=4&TopicID= 222&DocumentID=1224.

Taylor, John M. Serving blind readers in a digital age. American libraries, v. 35, Dec. 2004: 49-51.

Thomas, Karen Lynn. Reading with netLibray and other e-book collections. Dialogue, v. 43, spring 2004: 89-93.

WGBH National Center for Accessible Media. Beyond the Text project. Retrieved May 9, 2006. http://ncam.wgbh.org/ebooks/.

Williams, John M., and Howard McClintic. Digital technology offers new opportunities to people with disabilities. EP magazine, v. 35, Dec. 2005: 34, 36-40.

Americans with Disabilities Act and Universal Access

Alexander, Linda Baldwin. ADA resources for the library and information professions. Journal of education for library and information science, v. 46, summer 2005: 248-257.

Americans with Disabilities Act and Architectural Barriers Act accessibility guidelines for buildings and facilities. Washington: United States Access Board, 2004. 304p. Free. (1331 F Street NW, Suite 1000, DC 20004). Also available online at www.access-board.gov/ada-aba/final.htm.

Carter, Catherine J. Providing services for students with disabilities in an academic library. Education libraries, v. 27, winter 2004: 13-18.

Cohen, Sandy. Enabling libraries: how to serve people with disabilities. Tennessee libraries, v. 56, issue 2, 2006. Conference issue: programs from the TLA/SELA Joint Conference, Memphis, 2006. Also available online at www.tnla.org/associations/5700/files/cohen562.pdf.

DO-IT. AccessCollege: postsecondary education and students with disabilities. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.washington.edu/doit/Resources/postsec.html.

DO-IT. Applications of universal design. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.washington.edu/doit/Resources/udesign.html.

DO-IT. Universal access: making library resources accessible to people with disabilities. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.washington.edu/doit/UA/PRESENT/libres.html.

Federal Communications Commission. Section 504 programs and activities accessibility handbook (Section 504 handbook). Retrieved July 5, 2006. www.fcc.gov/cgb/dro/section_504.html.

Federal Communications Commission. Section 255: telecommunications access for people with disabilities. Retrieved July 5, 2006. www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/section255.html.

Irvall, Birgitta, and Gyda Skat Nielsen. Access to libraries for persons with disabilities-checklist. IFLA professional reports, no. 89, 2005. Retrieved Nov. 2005. www.ifla.org/VII/s9/nd1/iflapr-89e.pdf.

Marshall, Scott. Of consuming interest: a guide to titles II and III of the ADA for people with vision loss. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.afb. org/Section.asp?SectionID=3&TopicID=32&DocumentID=525.

Nelson, Rose. Creating accessible libraries. Colorado libraries, v. 28, winter 2002: 13-15.

Outline of major revisions to Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.afb.org/Section. asp?Documentid=429.

Stodden, Norma Jean, and others. A model for accessibility. Manoa: Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2003. 51p. Also available online at www.cds.hawaii.edu/modelforaccess/pdf/final.pdf.

United States Department of Justice. A guide to disability rights laws. Sept. 2005. Retrieved July 5, 2006. www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/cguide.htm.

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The ADA: your responsibilities as an employer. Addendum. Retrieved July 19, 2006. www.eeoc.gov/facts/ada17.html.

Assistive Technologies

2006 AccessWorld guide to assistive technology products. New York, AFB Press, 2006. 229p.

Brodwin, Martin G., Tristen Star, and Elizabeth Cardoso. Computer assistive technology for people who have disabilities: computer adaptations and modifications. Journal of rehabilitation, v. 70, July-Aug.-Sept. 2004: 28-33.

Burgstahler, Sheryl. Making electronic resources accessible in libraries. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Technology/libsrv.html.

Butterfield, Tina M., and J. Hunter Ramseur. Research and case study findings in the area of workplace accommodations including provisions for assistive technology: a literature review. Technology and disability, v. 16, no. 4, 2004: 201-210.

Closing the Gap. Resource directory: a guide to the latest computer-related products for children and adults with special needs. Closing the Gap, v. 24, Feb.-Mar. 2006: 1-208 (entire issue). Also available online at www.closingthegap.com/home/about_rd.lasso.

Denham, Jim, Jay Leventhal, and Heather McComas. The key to the information age: a review of three screen readers, part 2. AccessWorld, v. 5, July 2004. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp? DocID=aw050403.

Eggett, Colleen B. Assistive technology needs in public libraries: a survey. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 96, Aug. 2002: 549-557.

Ethridge, Jill. Removing barriers for visually impaired users through assistive technology solutions. Mississippi libraries, v. 69, winter 2005: 82-84.

Farrenkopf, Carol. How to buy a CCTV. AccessWorld, v. 6, Sept. 2005. Retrieved Oct. 2005. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw060506.

Farrenkopf, Carol. You can take it with you: a review of three portable CCTVs. AccessWorld, v. 5, July 2004. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw050405.

Gelbwasser, Sherry E. Adaptive technology: not just for people with disabilities. Interface, v. 28, spring 2006: 10-11.

Gill, John. Access-ability: making technology more useable by people with disabilities. Retrieved July 7, 2006. www.tiresias.org/guidelines/access-ability/index.htm. An overview of the more detailed Guidelines for the design of accessible information and communication technology systems. Retrieved July 7, 2006. www.tiresias.org/guidelines/index.htm.

Goddard, Marti. Access through technology. Netconnect, supplement to Library journal, spring 2004: 2-6.

Hodges, Brad. Consumer electronics: crisis at the big box store, part 3. Braille monitor, v. 48, June 2005: 396-407. Also available online at
www.nfb.org/bm/bm05/bm0506/bm050608.htm.

Hodges, Brad. More than one way to read: a review of Kurzweil 1000 and OpenBook. AccessWorld, v. 7, July 2006. Retrieved July 11, 2006.
www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw070405.

Huffman, Lee. Focus on screen magnification, part 1: a review of ZoomText 9.0 and LunarPlus 6.5. AccessWorld, v. 7, Mar. 2006. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw070203.

Huffman, Lee. "Is this for here or to go?" A series on portable, laptop-compatible video magnifiers. AccessWorld, v. 7, May 2006 and July 2006, parts 1 and 2. Retrieved July 11, 2006. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw070306 and www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw070404.

Huffman, Lee. Take me to myReader: an evaluation of HumanWare's transportable auto-reader. AccessWorld, v. 7, Jan. 2006. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw070105.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Reference Section. Assistive technology products for information access. Compiled by Carol Strauss. Washington, 2006. 28p. Free. Also available online at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/assistive.html.

Mates, Barbara. Adaptive technology for the Internet: making electronic resources accessible to all: the online version. 2000. www.ala.org/ala/productsandpublications/books/editions/adaptivetechnology.htm.

Mates, Barbara. Building blocks of adaptive technology: it's not just about hardware and software. Interface, v. 27, fall 2005: 4-5.

Mates, Barbara. T. Computer technologies to aid special audiences. Library technology reports, v. 40, May-June 2004: 6-96. (entire issue).

Petty, Linda. Screen readers--the survival of the strong. Closing the gap, v. 24, June-July 2005: 6-10.

Philips, Carolyn. A closer look: how Georgians with special needs are making a difference by increasing awareness of and access to assistive technology. EP: Exceptional parent, v. 36, June 2006: 34-38.

Salmon, Amy. The sound of computing: a review of three screen readers. AccessWorld, v. 7, Jan. 2006. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw070103&select=1#1.

Salmon, Amy, and Doug Anzlovar. Enlarging the view. Part 1: LunarPlus screen magnification software. Part 2: ZoomText and MAGic screen magnification software. AccessWorld, v. 4, July 2003: 6-11 and Sept. 2003: 12-26. Also available online at www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw040402&select=1#1 and www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw040503&select=1#1.

What are assistive devices, technologies, and related services? Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.itemcoalition.org/what_are_at.html.

Web Accessibility

American Foundation for the Blind. How to make your blog accessible to blind readers. Retrieved July 5, 2006. www.afb.org/Section.asp? SectionID=4&TopicID=167&DocumentID=2757.

American Foundation for the Blind. Improving the usability of your accessible web site. Retrieved July 5, 2006. www.afb.org/Section.asp? SectionID=4&TopicID=167&DocumentID=2781.

American Foundation for the Blind. Web accessibility resources. Retrieved July 5, 2006. www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=57&TopicID=
167&DocumentID=2177.

Anderson, Melanie O. Web accessibility–does your web site make the grade? Proceedings of the Association of Small Computer Users in Education Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC, 2004: 16-22. Available as ED 490095 and online at http://fits.depauw.edu/ascue/Proceedings/2004/p16.pdf.

Byerley, Suzanne L., and Mary Beth Chambers. Accessibility of web-based library databases: the vendors' perspectives. Library hi tech, v. 21, 2003: 347-357.

Caldwell, Rachel. Web accessibility, e-learning, and academic libraries. International journal of public information systems, v. 2006: 1-9. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.ijpis.net/issues/no1_2006/IJPIS_no1_ 2006_p1.pdf.

Chisnell, Dana, and Janice (Ginny) Redish. Designing web sites for older adults: expert review of usability for older adults at 50 web sites. Retrieved July 7, 2006. www.aarp.org/olderwiserwired/oww-resources/designing_web_sites_for_older_adults_expert_review.html.

Comden, Dan, and Sheryl Burgstahler. World wide access: accessible web design. Retrieved July 7, 2006. www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Technology/universal.design.html.

Craven, Jenny, and Peter Brophy. Non-visual access to the digital library: the use of digital library interfaces by blind and visually impaired people. Library and Information Commission research report 145. Manchester: Centre for Research in Library and Information Management (CERLIM), 2003. Retrieved May 9, 2006. www.cerlim.ac.uk/projects/nova.

Designing more usable web sites. Retrieved May 10, 2006. www.trace.wisc.edu/world/web.

DO-IT. AccessDL (distance learning). Retrieved May 9, 2006.
www.washington.edu/doit/Resources/accessdl.html.

Electronic and information technology accessibility standards (Section 508). Retrieved July 5, 2006. www.access-board.gov/sec508/standards.htm.

Hackett, Stephanie, Bambang Parmanto. Usability of AcceSS for web site accessibility. Journal of visual impairment and blindness, v. 100, Mar. 2006: 173-181.

Irwin, Marilyn. Section 508 and libraries. Interface, v. 27, fall 2005: 8-9.

Jaeger, Paul T. Section 508 goes to the library: complying with federal legal standards to produce accessible electronic and information technology in libraries. Information technology and disabilities, v. 8, Sept. 2002. www.rit.edu/~easi/itd/itdv08n2/jaeger.htm.

Jasek, Chris. How to design library web sites to maximize usability. Library connect pamphlet no. 5. San Diego: Elsevier, 2004. 16p. Also available online at www.elsevier.com/framework_products/promis_misc/672915lcpamphlet5.pdf.

Mackiewicz, Jo. Print and online resources about web accessibility: an annotated bibliography. Technical communication, v. 53, Feb. 2006: 79-91.

Making your web site senior friendly: a checklist. Washington: National Institute on Aging and National Library of Medicine, 2002. Free. Also available online at www.nih.gov/icd/od/ocpl/resources/wag/documents/checklist.pdf.

Peters, Tom, and Lori Bell. Audio description adds value to digital images.
Computers in libraries, v. 26, Apr. 2006: 26-28.

Redish, Janice (Ginny), and Dana Chisnell. Designing web sites for older adults: a review of recent literature. Retrieved July 7, 2006. www.aarp.org/olderwiserwired/oww-resources/a_review_of_recent_
literature_2004.html.

Schmetzke, Axel. Access to online library resources for all: the role of policy and policy change. Interface, v. 27, winter 2005: 4-5, 11.

Schmetzke, Axel. Accessible webpage design: resources. Retrieved May 9, 2006. http://library.uwsp.edu/aschmetz/accessible/pub_resources.htm.

Schmetzke, Axel, guest ed. Accessibility of web-based information resources for people with disabilities. Library hi tech, v. 20, 2002: 135-231. (entire issue).

Schmetzke, Axel. Web accessibility survey site. Retrieved May 9, 2006. http://library.uwsp.edu/aschmetz/Accessible/websurveys.htm.

Section 508. Retrieved June 15, 2006. www.section508.gov.

Section 508 resource page. Retrieved May 10, 2006. www.icdri.org/section508/section_508_resource_page.htm.

Spindler, Tim. The accessibility of web pages for mid-sized college and university libraries. Reference and user services quarterly, v. 42, winter 2002: 149-154.

Stewart, Ron, Vivek Narendra, and Axel Schmetzke. Accessibility and usability of online library databases. Library hi tech, v. 23, 2005: 265-286.

Sutton, Jennifer. A guide to making documents accessible to people who are visually impaired. Washington: American Council of the Blind, 2002. 56p. Also available online at www.acb.org/accessible-formats.html.

Thatcher, Jim, and others. Constructing accessible web sites. Berkeley, CA: Apress, Inc., 2002. 400p.

Tucker, Abigail. Net surfing for those unable to see. Often web sites' designs hinder navigation by the blind. Braille monitor, v. 48, June 2005: 408-411. Also available online at www.nfb.org/bm/bm05/bm0506/bm050609.htm.

Van Bodengraven, Marijke, and Carol Pollitt. Making websites and OPACS accessible. IFLA journal, v. 29, 2003: 357-363.

Selected Videos

And access for all: ADA and your library. 1993. 47 minutes. $130. Library Video Network, 320 York Road, Towson, MD 21204, 800-441-TAPE, www.lvn.org.

Changing attitudes. 2000. 20 minutes. $149.95. Program Development Associates, P.O. Box 2038, Syracuse, NY 13220-2038, info@disabilitytraining.com, www.disabilitytraining.com.

A culture undiscovered: the impact of learning disabilities on racially and ethnically diverse students. 1999. 36 minutes. $149. Fanlight Productions, 4196 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02131, 800-937-4113, info@fanlight.com, www.fanlight.com.

Declarations of independence. 2005. 4 minutes. $39.95. Program Development Associates.

Differences make us stronger: diversity in the library. 1995. 40 minutes. $99. Library Video Network.

Diversity in the library: a way of life. 2000. 20 minutes. $99. Library Video Network.

Employing abilities. 2004. 8 minutes. $49.95. Program Development Associates.

Enable: people with disabilities and computers. 1999. 45 minutes. $17.95. Microsoft. Order from: RehabTool.com, P.O. Box 572190, Houston, TX 77257-2190 or online at www.rehabtool.com/video/.
Finding gold: hiring the best and the brightest. 1998. 7 minutes. $25. DO-IT, University of Washington, Box 355670, Seattle, WA 98195-5670, 888-972-3648, doit@u.washington.edu, www.washington.edu/doit/Video/fndgld.html.

Helping hands. 1994. 37 minutes. $49.95. Fanlight.

Hired for my ability. 2004. 8 minutes. $49.95. Program Development Associates.

How to communicate effectively with someone who has hearing loss. 1999. 28 minutes. $99.95. Program Development Associates.

Making the ADA work for you: a video training seminar. 1992. 120 minutes. $99.95. AFB Press, Customer Service, P.O. Box 1020, Sewickley, PA 15143, 800-232-3044, afbinfo@afb.net, www.afb.org.

Meeting the need. 1994. 19 minutes. Free loan. Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Publications and Media Section.

Open futures: employees with disabilities. 2003. 9 minutes. $49.95. Program Development Associates.

People first: serving and employing people with disabilities. 1990. 40 minutes. $99. Library Video Network.

Project employ. 1999. 15 minutes. $30. Job Accommodation Network, c/o Video Order, P.O. Box 6080, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6080, 800-526-7234, jan@jan.wvu.edu, www.jan.wvu.edu/links/videos.html.

Reaching out: a creative access guide for designing exhibits and cultural programs for persons who are blind or visually impaired. 1997. 22 minutes. $39.95. AFB Press.

The seven minute lesson [sighted-guide techniques for assisting people who are blind or visually impaired]. 1978. 7 minutes. $29.95. AFB Press.

Strategies for community access: braille and raised large-print facility signs. 1993. 7 minutes. $29.95. AFB Press.

The ten commandments of communicating with people with disabilities. 1994. 26 minutes. $199.95. Program Development Associates.

Understanding assistive technologies in the workplace. 2001. 20 minutes. $32.50. Promote Awareness, 10155 Greenbrier Road, Suite 201, Minnetonka, MN 55305, cohnPA@juno.com, www.promoteawareness. com/video.htm.

Video case study series: six professionals with disabilities pursue careers in business and government enabled by the use of accessible technology. 2003. Microsoft. Can view with the free download of Windows Media Player. www.microsoft.com/enable/casestudy/videos.aspx.

A videoguide to (dis)ability awareness. 1993. 25 minutes. $199. Fanlight and Program Development Associates.

What do you do when you see a blind person? 2000. 16 minutes. $49.95. AFB Press.

Working together: computers and people with learning disabilities. 2000. 11 minutes. $25. DO-IT, University of Washington, Box 355670, Seattle, WA 98195-5670, 888-972-3648, doit@u.washington.edu, www.washington.edu/doit/Video/wt_learn.html.

Selected Internet Resources

Access to the Internet, Web, and Windows

www.nyise.org/access.htm
Includes links to accessible web design, Lynx web browser, Unix access, Windows access, Java access, access resources, and blindness links.

Accessible Web Page Design

www.makoa.org/web-design.htm
www.disabilityresources.org/WEB.html
www.washington.edu/doit/Resources/web-design.html
library.uwsp.edu/aschmetz/Accessible/pub_resources.htm
Provides resources to design accessible web pages.

AHEAD: Association on Higher Education and Disability

www.ahead.org/
Seeks full participation in higher education for persons with disabilities through training programs, publications, and conferences.

Alliance for Technology Access

www.ataccess.org/
Has information on web-page design and on adaptive devices and software that enhance access to the World Wide Web for people with disabilities.

American Foundation for the Blind. Magnification programs for the computer screen.

www.afb.org/info_document_view.asp? documentid=1387
Provides a description and sources of screen magnification programs.

American Foundation for the Blind. Speech systems.

www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=4&TopicID=31&DocumentID=1284
Provides a description and sources of speech systems.

American Foundation for the Blind. Video magnifiers.

www.afb.org/info_document_view.asp?documentid=221
Provides a description and sources of video magnifiers or closed-circuit television systems.

American Library Association. Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)

www.ala.org/ala/ascla/ascla.htm
Identifies the library interests and needs of persons with physical and mental disabilities and encourages the creation of services to meet these needs.

Bookshare.org

www.bookshare.org/web/Welcome.html
Has books in a broad range of subjects to download in DAISY or BRF formats for United States residents with a visual or other print disability.

CAST: Center for Applied Special Technology

www.cast.org/
Features projects developed by CAST's Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and has links to educational software and web resources that support UDL concepts.

Center for Accessible Technology

www.cforat.org/
Offers assistive technology articles and reviews of software and hardware in full text, information on adapting web browsers, and a listing of online disability resources.

Digital talking books

nimas.cast.org/about/resources/dtb.html
Has links to DTB playback software and hardware, DAISY-capable playback and production options, and reviews and comparisons of DTB products.

EASI: Equal Access to Software and Information

www.rit.edu/%7Eeasi/index.htm
Includes information on adaptive hardware and software resources and publications, library access resources, and EASI online courses and the Certificate in Accessible Information Technology.

Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

www.loc.gov/nls
Has links to reference publications, publications about digital books and magazines, Kids Zone, and an online catalog.

National Federation of the Blind. Sources of closed-circuit televisions.

www.nfb.org/tech/cctvs1.htmLists companies that produce or distribute closed circuit televisions.

National Federation of the Blind. Technology resource list.

www.nfb.org/tech/computer.htm
Lists companies that produce or distribute products such as braille writing devices, braille displays, braille translation software, screen access, speech synthesizers, and tactile graphics.

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic

www.rfbd.org
Has links to a catalog of book titles and playback devices and information on custom recording service.

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Accessible textbooks clearinghouse.

www.tsbvi.edu/textbooks/index.htm
Has links to accessible textbook initiatives, DAISY and digital talking books, braille bill information, and copyright information.

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. CCTV information page.

www.tsbvi.edu/technology/cctv.htm
Presents basic and advanced features and types of CCTVs, links to manufacturers, information links, and questions for choosing CCTVs.

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Large print and speech access to the World Wide Web.

www.tsbvi.edu/technology/web.htm
Includes links to basic concepts of the World Wide Web and browsers, modifying the browser with built-in options, and using a browser with add-on access.

Trace Research and Development Center

trace.wisc.edu/
Develops resources to make information technologies and telecommunication systems more accessible and usable by people with disabilities, including web links to designing more usable web sites.

Usability.gov

www.usability.gov/
Provides resources to design usable and accessible web sites and user interfaces, including usability testing and statistics on Internet usage.

WebAIM: Web Accessibility in Mind

www.webaim.org/
Seeks to improve accessibility to online learning opportunities for all people.

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

www.w3.org/WAI/
Has resources on web accessibility, including a working draft (April 27, 2006) of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.

 

Compiled by
Ruth Nussbaum
Carol Strauss
Reference Section
nlsref@loc.gov
July 2006

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