Training and Marketing Are The Keys to Successful Implementation of Adaptive Technology. Barbara T. Mates, Head, Cleveland Public Library Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Knowledge is Power!. Computers, Internet, and People with Disabilities.
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Barbara T. Mates, Head,
Cleveland Public Library
Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Kaye, H.S. (2000). Computer and Internet Use Among People with Disabilities. Disability Statistics Report (13). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
WE MUSTREACH OUR POTENTIAL PATRONS THENTEACHTHEM HOW AND WHY TO ACCESS INFORMATION
Assure That The Entire Staff Has A Rudimentary Knowledge of the Equipment and the Actual Accessible Locations
-Many of the potential users have never had an opportunity to use traditional libraries and simply do not know what is possible
-The potential of encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference tools must be taught
Thomas Alva Edison
Eliabeth Barret Browning
NFB OR ACB
--Interview patrons who have come into the library to try to equipment
- Ask mainstream computer groups to link to your newsletter
- Ask school systems, government agencies or any agency seeking information providers to link to your “zine”
Remember you have the ability to give the power of information to persons with disabilities. This power will give them the ability to change and enrich their lives.