Perkins, NLS Braille Summit, and BookShare volunteering

On June 19-21st, the National Library Service and Perkins School for the Blind held the first-ever braille summit. They have posted videos of the summit on a special page which includes other information about what went on. I saw this being live-tweeted as it happened, with the hashtag #NLSBraille, but wasn’t able to watch until …

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Why I wrote to Stephen King about Joyland and maybe you should too

The tl;dr is that ebooks are an important piece of the puzzle that is solving accessibility (large print, audiobooks, ebooks, special software, etc.). Remove that piece, and you remove the ability of a certain group to read those books, or you increase the financial or time cost. Why Not Being an eBook Is A Problem …

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How to Be a Better Information Professional for Persons with Disabilities…My Summer Study

As I’ve been in library school, I’ve become more aware of disability and the need for accessibility. Some of this came when I suffered a severe injury that put me on disability leave for a month. I had to use Dragon Naturally Speaking to write my assignments and papers for school and Siri to tweet …

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