Public Libraries Required by Law to Make Information Technology AccessibleBy Brown, Sherrie, JD, EdD; Washington Assistive Technology Alliance (WATA) Bulletin,
Publication Date: Winter 2001
Article discusses accessibility issues in public libraries, as information must be presented with access for everyone in mind. Any resource made available to individuals without disabilities must also be available to individuals with disabilities, including the library catalogue, archived microfiche, daily newspapers, books, and magazines. If a library has a website, it must be accessible as well. Services and devices such as qualified interpreters, assistive listening devices, television captioning and decoders, telecommunication devices for people who are deaf, videotext displays, taped text, materials in Braille, and large print materials. Librarians can learn about assistive technology that can improve access to library materials at http://wata.org.
Published by: Washington Assistive Technology Act Program (WATAP) (Website:http://watap.org)
Center for Technology and Disability Studies (Web Site: http://uwctds.washington.edu )
Link to text: http://www.wata.org/pubs/bulletins/winter2001.htm