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Disability Notes

Posted by gaelicnotes on June 11, 2010

GAELIC is working with the FOTIM Disability Group on a proposal to investigate services to library users with disabilities. Please contact the GAELIC Office if you have any interest in this area.

IFLA and DISABILITY

Read about the update on copyright developments within WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) discussed at the 19th Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights. Topics included: educational exceptions; visually impaired readers; audio-visual issues and broadcasting rights.
JISC TechDis launches a tool to improve internet accessibility: an internet browser tool making information on the web more accessible for everyone, especially disabled users. (from IWR News Desk, Information World Review 20 Jan 2010)

The president of the National Federation of the Blind, (the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the US,) addressed staff at the Library of Congress on the 21st January, 2010 on the need for digital information, including electronic books, to be made available to the blind

Students with print disabilities will soon have access to a larger library of web-based college textbooks. (by Dennis Carter, Dec 15th, 2009) Read more>>>>

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