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IT Staff's Role in Successful Assistive Technology
An Infopeople Webinar
Presenter: Jane Vincent
Planning for purchasing assistive technology (AT) is only the first step in making a library's computer systems accessible to patrons with disabilities. Librarians will need to work with information technology (IT) staff on an ongoing basis to make sure not only that the technology is installed and maintained, but that it also fits effectively into the library's overall plan for computer system implementation. This session will cover specific topics that should be part of any initial dialogue between IT personnel and librarians responsible for AT implementation, and that should lay the groundwork for ongoing discussions.
At the end of this presentation, webinar participants will:
- Understand the three primary ways AT software may be made available to users, and the implications of each
- Understand how CPU and system software choices may affect AT use
- Understand potential conflicts among AT software programs and between AT and other application software on the library's PACs
- Understand computing environment issues that may affect AT use
Webinars are free of charge and registration is only done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No passwords are required.