Use of information technology for direct service provision to people with print disabilities.
VALA 2000 CONCURRENT SESSION 12: Accessibility
Manager, Information Techonology, RVIB
Deputy Manager, RVIB Library and Information Services
General Manager, RVIB Library and Information Services
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RVIB Library and Information Services provide a range of services to people with print disabilities throughout Australia. Staff at RVIB are constantly researching and developing products which can provide users with improved and independent access to information. This paper discusses two initiatives which RVIB hopes will help revolutionize the way people with print disabilities access information. These initiatives are
- giving users the ability to order books while searching the library’s OPAC remotely and at the same time sample and access full text files of audio, braille and text formatted for large print and,
- the convergence of text, braille and audio files in one format or medium. The DAISY project – (Digitized Audio-Based Information System) integrates digital audio and text files on CD-ROM.