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The Secret is Sharing


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    • 1. The Secret is assisting & engaging the print disabled
      By Lori Carmona
    • 2.
    • 3. ?
    • 4. Can you guess the animal?
      It is a:
      A. Antelope
      B. Tiger
      C. Elephant
      D. Monkey
    • 5. What does this sign say?
      It reads…
      A. Print Disabled Need Access too
      B. Four Score And Seven Years Ago
      C. Colorblindness & Dyslexia Affect Reading
    • 6. Guess the word in the box.
      Did you guess…
      A. Secret
      B. Shear
      C. Share
      D. Dear
    • 7. Answers
    • 8. But, what if you wanted to read, and…
      …you had trouble turning the pages?
    • 9.
    • 10. is Here!
    • 11. Offers
      • currently offers “…more than 43,000 digital books comprising
      • 12. a wide range of general fiction and
      • 13. non-fiction,
      • 14. educational books,
      • 15. children’s literature,
      • 16. textbooks and
      • 17. best sellers.” American Foundation for the Blind
    • New Digital File Advantages
      • Improved audio quality
      • 18. Output Variety
      • 19. Synthetic speech
      • 20. Refreshable Braille
      • 21. Enlarged text display capabilities
      • 22. Convenience factors
      • 23. Chapter forward or back easily
      • 24. Bookmarks can be set
      • 25. Playback speed can be varied
      • 26. Keyword searches can be performed
    • The Secret is SHARING.
    • 27. The SHARING continues…
    • 28. Conclusion: Sharing = Ideas + People
      Shared information is the unique commonality of mankind, and it is exciting that is dedicated to linking ideas and people using Web 2.0 technologies and participatory media.
    • 29. Credits References & Resources
      Hillman, L., et. al., Improving Access for the Sight Impaired: Books in the Sky at the City of Burnside Library South Australia. Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services v. 19 no. 4 (December 2006) p. 155-6
      Levine, B. Access. Public Libraries v. 44 no. 2 (March/April 2005) p. 73-4
      Roos, J. W. Copyright Protection as Access Barrier for People who Read Differently: the case for an international approach.
      Scheppke, J. The End of Talking Books?. Public Libraries v. 44 no. 2 (March/April 2005) p. 69-72
      Schneider, K. I Love Libraries, and I'm Blind. Library Journal (1976) v. 133 no. 12 (July 2008) p. 43
      Tucker, R. N. Access for All? It depends who you are. IFLA Journal v. 29 no. 4 (2003) p. 385-8
      Verbeten, S. K. Book Award Patron Tells Her Compelling Story. Children & Libraries v. 3 no. 2 (Summer/Fall 2005) p. 18
      Whitehouse, G. The blind reader's right to read: Caught between publishers, the law and technology. Logos v. 19 no. 3 (2008) p. 120-8
      American Foundation for the Blind A US nonprofit organization enabling blind or visually impaired people to achieve equality and access.
      Blind Access Journal A blind couple's blog and podcast site where they give their perspective of and information about accessibility issues directly affecting blind individuals. Darrell and Karen Shandrow are originators of Blind Access Journal.
      Bookshare This site touts that it is a place for "Books without Barriers" and offers the visually impaired a "searchable online library".
      The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped This site give information and assistance to information seekers of materials for the visually impaired, or information about local contacts of assistance.
      Flickr Image Credits An online photo management and sharing application.
      DaveTheLifekludger_pda by dnwallace Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-Alike License
      Dyslexics are people too by Jamison Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-Alike License
      IMG_1806 by JRandomF Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial License
      Tiger Tiger Burning Bright by Law Keven Creative Commons Attribution, Share-Alike License
      Zoned out on code by ToastyKen Creative Commons Attribution License
      Jamendo Online source for audio bytes and music.
      Mademoiselle Mauve by Quartz Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-Alike License
      Technoplasme by Quartz Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-Alike License