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1 Easy and Affordable Accessibility Rhonda Gould Nancy Fletcher

2 Easy and Affordable Accessibility 1Staff 2Resources 3Accessibility

3 Library Services for Older Adults Easy and Affordable Accessibility  Library Staff  Library personnel are the greatest resource in providing outreach services to those with special needs or underserved populations in your community.  A staff member open to serving those in need of special services may identify opportunities for the library as well as engage in problem-solving to meet the needs of patrons.

4 Library Services for Older Adults Easy and Affordable Accessibility  Library Staff  Designate person open to serving those with special needs ▪ Library’s liaison between library users with special needs and library ▪ Liaison between library and outside organizations ▪ Engage in problem-solving to meet needs of patrons  Raise awareness about special needs among library staff ▪ Invite local, regional, state advocates to your library to talk about issues facing their constituencies ▪ Demonstration of adaptive equipment.

5 Library Services for Older Adults Easy and Affordable Accessibility  Resource List  Potential trainers for staff  Pro-active in approach to meeting the special needs of someone who calls or walks through the door with an accommodation request.  Contacts ▪ Local, regional, state ▪ Organize by differing ability ▪ Check with schools, education district special needs consultant

6 Library Services for Older Adults Easy and Affordable Accessibility  Adaptive Equipment  Hearing Loss ▪ Pocket Talkers ▪ Group Listening Device  Vision Loss ▪ Magnifiers ▪ Electronic Magnifiers ▪ MP3 players designed for those with vision loss

7 Library Services for Older Adults Mind the Gap Adaptive Equipment – Mobility Rolling Walkers with basket Shopping Carts Wheelchair

8 Personal FM systems eliminate background noise and other distractions, and ensure that the speaker’s message is heard by everyone in the room. It’s perfect for classrooms, job training, consultation and more. Portable, no wire, no hassle. Equip it with a neckloop and it is compatible with most telecoil-equipped hearing aids. Williams Sound Hearing Helper Tour Guide System

9 A small personal amplifier for one-on-one communications, the Pocketalker Pro helps reduce background noise making it easier to hear in noisy situations. Pocket Talker

10 Plays audio, video clips and photos. Preload with ebooks from audio CD or Wisconsin’s Digital Library. Includes digital FM tuner. Sansa MP3 Player 1.8” screen

11 Download books and MP3s on this Daisy MP3 Player. This versatile, powerful DAISY-MP3 and NISO player lets the reader navigate through complex books, such as reference manuals and school books, as well as novels and magazines. Has built in text to speech to read books in text format such as Bookshare. Includes an integrated microphone to record voice notes. VictorReader Stream

12 Non electronic magnifiers are useful to see the fine print in books. A high quality magnifier in the reference area enhances the use of these materials by those experiencing vision loss. Handheld Magnifiers

13 Magni-Cam is a light weight, hand held electronic magnifier which connects in minutes to a television to provide enhanced reading ability for those with low vision. Magni-Cam

14 Full color picture quality for viewing photographs and the like, as well as high contrast display modes (white on black or black on white options) for reading. A digitally magnified image is generated on its 4" color screen by a small camera when the PocketViewer is moved along a text or image. PocketViewer Inside a compact design is a digital magnifying glass using camera technology, capable of up to 7-fold magnification

15 An alternative keyboard designed to meet the needs of people with physical disabilities. It is a customizable, flat, touch-sensitive device. Unlike standard keyboards with a fixed set of keys, the configuration of IntelliKeys can be easily changed by sliding different overlays onto the touch sensitive area. Intellikeys

16 Designed for PCs and Macs, the Expert Mouse employs optical technology for smooth, precise cursor movement. Ball Mouse Trackball People with a mobility impairment use trackballs as an assistive technology input device.

17 Portable learning tool for students of a second language and for people with reading difficulties (such as dyslexia). Text to speech translators adapted for school-age readers and for college level and adult readers. Provides reading autonomy and fluency, enhancing text comprehension. Reading Pen Users can scan text, hear it spoken aloud and get definitions and correct pronunciation within seconds.

18 ? But wait… There’s More! BiFolkal Kits!

19 Rolling Walkers with basket Shopping Carts Wheelchair Mobility

20 A packaged program of multi-media, multi-sensory resources designed to bring back memories on a broad universal theme. BiFolkal Kits “The folk tradition of handing down stories is at the center of our work.”

21 Full spectrum, a type of light that spans the entire light spectrum, mimics natural light. Optimizes black-white contrast and reduce eyestrain-causing flicker and glare. Since it acts like natural light, full light spectrum makes seeing and focusing on things easier on the eyes. Full Spectrum Lights Full spectrum lighting is not without controversy.

22 Library Services for Older Adults Easy and Affordable Accessibility  Rhonda Puntney Gould Gould Library Consulting  Nancy Fletcher Sageweaver

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