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Extending access to e-books for public libraries: New strategies

April 30th, 2013
10 am Pacific, 1 pm Eastern

A webinar discussing recent research and data around public library e-book purchasing and exploring strategies being developed around public policy, data collection and the library’s value in the e-book supply chain.

 

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Archived Webinar: Making Social Media More Accessible: What You Can Do Today

DigitalGov University webinar from 12/20012: Have you ever observed how people with disabilities are experiencing your content on social media? Is someone who uses a screen reader or other assistive technology able to understand your content on Twitter or Facebook?

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Tech on the Spec(trum): Making Libraries More Accessible for Children with Special Needs (TechSoup)

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
1 pm Pacific, 3 pm Eastern

Like any worthwhile initiative, reaching a target audience takes time and money. Is there an affordable way to make your library more technologically accessible for children with autism and other developmental differences? 

Like any worthwhile initiative, reaching a target audience takes time and money. Is there an affordable way to make your library more technologically accessible for children with autism and other developmental differences? Join this session to learn about the successful “Come On In” program at Skokie (IL) Public Library. Hear about free and inexpensive tools.

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Amara Universal Subtitles Links to YouTube in a New Way

Amara has announced that you can now sync subtitles in the Universal Subtitles.org site to your personal YouTube account for free. This means Amara will:

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EnableTalk gloves allow sign language to speech

EnableTalk is creating gloves with embedded sensors that will allow a person using sign language to communicate via a computer-mediated voice.

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IPad Peek: See What Your Website Looks Like on an iPad

iPad Peek puts an iPad emulator in your browser window so that you can see how your website will read to the iPad visitors, which can help you increase readability across platforms. (To get a true emulation, you need to disable the Flash plug-in for your browser.)

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New Database of Free/Inexpensive Assistive Software

The Adaptech Research Network has posted an online database of assistive technologies that are available at little or no cost. The database can be searched by product name or function (writing, magnification, etc.). A brief description of each product is given.

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