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Friday, June 17 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
“I Can’t Access What I Can’t See”: Making Library Resources Accessible to the Visually Impaired

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This session focuses on how theological libraries can make their collections more accessible to the visually impaired. While there are many ways to access library resources, many of them leave it up to the patron to cope with accessibility issues. Many times, resources are provided but no mechanism is available to help those with less than good vision for seeing these resources. In such cases, visually-impaired patrons will struggle through what is available or give up entirely because they cannot access content. This can happen in the print reference area or at a library’s web site.

This session will describe the need for aids to accessibility. It will look at results of a survey on accommodations for the visually-impaired in theological libraries. The major portion of the presentation will be devoted to demonstrating some options for accommodation, from relatively inexpensive to very expensive tools to help the visually impaired access a library’s resources.

Friday June 17, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Shoreline A

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