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Library Management

By Barbara T. Mates

ISBN-10: 0838992668

ISBN-13: 9780838992661

There are many items in the market for making info available to all clients, yet how can
administrators and bosses make sure that are the main useful and within your means for his or her particular
library? buddies, former director of the Ohio Library for the Blind and bodily Disabled, strips away the
technical jargon and introduces dozens of the newest recommendations, together with undefined, software program, and peripherals.
This advisor may help readers

  • Choose the goods which are most sensible for his or her association, with the aid of the evaluative commentary,
    lists of providers, and extra assets included
  • arrange paintings stations and educate employees on tips on how to use assistive-technology equivalent to display readers, Braille
    displays, keyboard concepts, listening units, and more
  • Meet compliance with regulatory companies whereas reaping benefits each member of the community

This sensitively written and sensible guidebook could be an integral source for making sure that a
library s choices are available to all people.

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An audio webcast would require a text equivalent. A silent web slide show, however, would only require a text equivalent for images used. 5 3. If color was removed, would it inhibit use of the website? ) or print a page to a black-and-white printer. Examine the page and judge whether users still use the page effectively when color has been removed. Also, examine if color is being used to emphasize text or indicate an action. If so, an alternate method needs to be included so users can identify what is being emphasized or indicated.

3 Seeing the Bigger Picture Large-Print-Access Technology Solutions Although some people are born with visual impairments, others become visually impaired later in their life span. Diseases such as macular degeneration and uncontrolled diabetes can cause one’s vision to worsen during life. 2 People who have some usable vision or who lose their vision later in life will prefer to use large print, as it is familiar. There are actually many options to do this, and at least one is more than likely already available on computers owned by the library.

5 to 36 points, has a smoothing feature, and offers a voice assist. WinZoom also allows the user to change color displays, align text to maximize the vision the user has, enlarge the mouse pointer or other locators, and add tracking to let the user know where he or she is in the document. There are also such features as typing echo and mouse echo, which let users hear what they are inputting and some narration. The program comes preloaded on a memory stick. 10 Virtual Magnifying Glass Virtual Magnifying Glass offers an alternative for those without a budget and whose needs are not met by Microsoft’s utilities.

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