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By Barbara T. Mates

There are many items in the market for making info obtainable to all clients, yet how can
administrators and executives be sure that are the main functional and low-budget for his or her particular
library? friends, 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 might help readers

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

This sensitively written and useful guidebook can be an vital source for making sure that a
library s choices are available to each person.

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9. If color were removed, would the operating software still be functional? ) monitor or printed from 25 26 Creating Accessible Electronic Information a black-and-white printer, could users still effectively distinguish visual elements? Reference to color should not be the sole directive on pages. 10. If users can adjust screen colors, do the color choices allow for a variety of contrasts? Does the program allow users to change the background color, font color, contrast, and so forth, and does it offer a variety of basic and custom colors?

System Requirements The most important system requirement is a staff willing to understand the process of the interface. Often this task falls to one person, which would be acceptable if that person agreed to work around the clock. Although this technology is not difficult to comprehend, it does need to be understood by more than one person. When purchasing the computer framework for such assistive technologies as screen readers, the rule of thumb is to purchase the latest model, with the most memory, with at least two open USB ports, a large display monitor, and a high-quality graphics card.

For all its strength and comparable pricing, the product has spotty use in North America, although it is said to be growing with the availability of the Dolphin Pen. 11 Serotek Corporation System Access Standalone Another product line to consider comes from Serotek Corporation. The company was formed by users who are blind and wanted to offer others a quality product at a lower price than those in the marketplace.

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