Resources

Braille and Talking Books @ Taylor Community Library: Serves Wayne County, MI, residents with print impairments.

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Michigan Braille and Talking Book Library

NVAccess – Home of the free NVDA screen reader – NonVisual Desktop Access

General Resources:

Accessibility and E-Readers: This article is a summary of the current accessibility state-of-the-art for the most popular of these devices, as well as information on using computers to access e-books. The field is evolving due to lawsuits against schools and libraries, by groups concerned with access.

The Alliance for Technology Access: Growing national and international network of technology resource centers, community-based organizations, agencies, individuals, and companies.

Assistive Technology Glossary: FCTD AT Fact Sheet Series

AT Xchange: Michigan-based website where people can buy, sell or give away assistive technology (AT).

AT Network: Dedicated to protecting the rights of our consumers and allowing them to remain independent in the community.

Michigan Assistive Technology Program: Michigan Disability Rights Coalition is a disability justice movement working to transform communities.

Michigan.gov Disability Resources – Technology: Services and programs for people with disabilities offered by the State of Michigan as well as other sites of interest.

Michigan’s Integrated Technology Supports (MITS): The overall purpose of MITS is to provide information services, support materials, technical assistance, and training to local and intermediate school districts in Michigan, in order to increase the capacity to address the needs of students with disabilities for assistive technology.

Project ENABLE provides a high quality, comprehensive, train-the-trainer, continuing education program for school librarians and educators, to provide effective library and information services for students with disabilities.

Transforming Braille Project: The objective of the project is to identify a breakthrough solution which will radically reduce the cost of refreshable braille technology so that it both comes within the reach of blind people in developing countries but also allows braille libraries to give readers the choice of cheap electronic text files and more expensive hard copy braille.

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