Presentation Title

Dialogue in the Dark-Bridging the Digital Divide for Blind and Physically Handicapped Patrons

Location

Room 2011

Type of Presentation

Workshop (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Target Audience

Other

Abstract

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Presentation Description

Dialogue in the Dark – Paving the way for blind and physically handicapped patrons to be able to locate, evaluate and use the information needed to participate actively and effectively in society. In the wake of emerging technologies, users with visual and other impairments are at high risk of being left behind. Public libraries are often the only resource available for this growing population and we need to continue to ensure information literacy for this segment of the population.

Keywords

Blind, Physically handicapped, Digital divide, Public libraries, Information literacy

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 22nd, 9:45 AM Sep 22nd, 11:00 AM

Dialogue in the Dark-Bridging the Digital Divide for Blind and Physically Handicapped Patrons

Room 2011

See presentation description.