Inclusive Libraries
Inclusive Libraries

How technology can make a difference for
Visually impaired
Why do we use a Library?
•Get knowledge
• books, periodicals, reports etc
•Find information
• books, journals, encyclopedi...
Formats available in Library

•Printed (paper)
•Audio (CD)
•Video (DVD)
•Online (Computer, Tablet, Smartphone)
Where do we find libraries
• In Schools
• In colleges
• In universities
They can be public or private
Why inclusive libraries
Visually impaired people have the same needs as well
sighted people.
They also have the same right...
How to access the resources
• Printed Material
– Provide Magnification
– Provide optical character recognition and speech
...
Making printed material accessible

Magnification
Optelec ClearView
Simple and effective
• Magnify the text of a book or a newspaper up to 60 times
• Access the text in you...
Making printed material accessible
Optical character recognition and speech
ClearReader
Sit back and listen to the book or journal

•Capture the text
•Wait 2-3 seconds and listen
•Many voices and la...
Making online/digital content accessible
Access to assistive technology
Access with braille and speech
• Make the screen accessible with a screen reader magnifier
• Dolphin SuperNova
SuperNova p...
Braille displays
Various solutions
•EaslyLink 12
• Simple and ideal for access to mobile computing
(tablet/smartphone)
•AL...
Other disabilties
Much more is possible

• Printing in alternative formats
• Use adaptive keyboard, mouse or switches
• Si...
Thank you for your attention

And a big thank you for the
Barrier Break team
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Presented by Jim Pors - International Sales Manager, Optelec BV at Techshare India 2014.

A look at how technology can make a difference for Visually impaired.

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Inclusive Libraries_Techshare India 2014

  1. 1. Inclusive Libraries
  2. 2. Inclusive Libraries How technology can make a difference for Visually impaired
  3. 3. Why do we use a Library? •Get knowledge • books, periodicals, reports etc •Find information • books, journals, encyclopedias •Enrich our imagination • books •Stay in touch with what is happening in the world • newspapers
  4. 4. Formats available in Library •Printed (paper) •Audio (CD) •Video (DVD) •Online (Computer, Tablet, Smartphone)
  5. 5. Where do we find libraries • In Schools • In colleges • In universities They can be public or private
  6. 6. Why inclusive libraries Visually impaired people have the same needs as well sighted people. They also have the same right to access • Knowledge • Education • Information
  7. 7. How to access the resources • Printed Material – Provide Magnification – Provide optical character recognition and speech • Online Content, Videos, CD’s, DVD’s, etc – Provide Screen Reading & Magnification – Alternative Input Devices • Digital Library – Develop Accessible Website
  8. 8. Making printed material accessible Magnification
  9. 9. Optelec ClearView Simple and effective • Magnify the text of a book or a newspaper up to 60 times • Access the text in your preferred high contrast color • No complicated buttons on the monitor, just one simple button for easy use • Optional speech solution
  10. 10. Making printed material accessible Optical character recognition and speech
  11. 11. ClearReader Sit back and listen to the book or journal •Capture the text •Wait 2-3 seconds and listen •Many voices and languages (no hindi) •Easy to use •Optional magnificion solution
  12. 12. Making online/digital content accessible Access to assistive technology
  13. 13. Access with braille and speech • Make the screen accessible with a screen reader magnifier • Dolphin SuperNova SuperNova provides output in • Speech • Magnification • Braille by using a Braille display
  14. 14. Braille displays Various solutions •EaslyLink 12 • Simple and ideal for access to mobile computing (tablet/smartphone) •ALVA USB 640 • Simple access to laptops and computers •ALVA 640 Comfort • Comfortably connects wirelessly to computers and mobile computing devices • Built in Notetaker
  15. 15. Other disabilties Much more is possible • Printing in alternative formats • Use adaptive keyboard, mouse or switches • Sign language Contact Barrier Break for more information
  16. 16. Thank you for your attention And a big thank you for the Barrier Break team

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