Microsoft’s newest operating systems now offer accessibility features, such as screen magnifiers, screen readers and speech recognition. Here is information on how to contact the Microsoft Accessibility Team:
The New York Times published a news story on Tuesday, June 4th 2013 about a new device to help the vision-impaired navigate their environment.
The new, lightweight OrCam device is a small camera that clips onto a person’s glasses. It reads “text in the wild” which means that it reads text and recognizes and describes faces, objects and places.
According to the American Library Association’s 2013 State of America’s Libraries Report, the answer is a resounding yes. Libraries have made many changes over the years as technology has evolved, and they continue to embrace new technologies that improve their ability to provide resources to the community, including social media.
When it comes to finding alternatives to meeting their customers’ needs, the New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center explores every option. Such was the case when one of their patrons, Elizabeth Heap, suggested to her friend Richard Muti that the book he co-authored with Charles Buckley, “The Charmer,” be made into an audio book by the National Library Service for the Blind.
Morningstar is making their new guide, Investing for the Long Run: Strategies and Solutions to Help You Shape Up Your Personal Finances, available to the public for free. Chapters include: getting your finances in order, deciding to invest together, credit scores and debt reduction, home ownership dec
We used them all week at a County Government Month display in the lobby of the County Government Building to highlight Library technologies. We took them on the road to each branch and showed them to staff/answered questions. We used them in a “tech petting zoo” at Staff Development Day. We did trainings for staff and public on downloading ebooks on the various
We did about fifteen 90 minute training programs for staff in the Main Library and each of the five branches. The class size was limited to 5 and was oriented around the iPad for hands-on training, but included an overview of the other devices. The first half of the class was on the iPad itself and the second half on how to download ebooks and audiobooks from Overdrive.