The number of Americans experiencing blindness and visual impairment is expected to double by 2050. Thankfully, readers who live with vision loss can use new technology to continue their lifelong love of books and learning. Improvements to technology and distribution networks are helping to close the inequitable divide between the amount of content available to the visually impaired and their sighted peers. In this session, attendees will learn how the latest adaptive and mainstream devices can help library users with print disabilities continue reading and improve their quality of life. This presentation will also include proven techniques for working those who are less skilled with technology. Attendees will return to their libraries feeling prepared to confidently assist users of all visual and physical abilities improve their quality of life through reading.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ASGCLA
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.