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Accessibility Focus: Advanced Read Again

Advanced Read Again: for Those Wanting a University Size Library and Tools to Work with Text You Find There

We will explore two sources of accessible e-books, and apps for working with them: Project Gutenberg and BookShare. Project Gutenberg offers about 57,000 items in its free collection. The BookShare collection offers roughly 655,000 titles. BookShare serves individuals for whom reading print books is a significant challenge. It is available to folks with low vision or blindness, learning disability or physical challenges like fine motor coordination. (Students in the U.S. have free access. Others pay a modest registration and annual fee.)


Forbes Library is committed to making the library as accessible as possible. As part of that effort the library is offering an updated series of assistive technology classes. Assistive technology helps people with challenges like low vision, hearing loss, or fine motor problems that make holding a book or turning pages difficult. Digital technology keeps changing and advancing and so does assistive technology. 
Some of the classes will focus on particular approaches to accessing materials like those that are found in the Forbes collection. Others will introduce access features for computers, phones and tablets.


 

Date:
Friday, February 8, 2019
Time:
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location:
Community Room
Categories:
  Disability and Accessibility     Life Skills     One-Time Events     Recurring Events  

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