While the verdict in the Authors Guild v. HathiTrust case has been widely hailed for its impact on how libraries can handle digitization for search, the findings on access for the print-disabled may lead to even more profound changes in practice. On an Association of Research Libraries (ARL) webcast, Daniel F. Goldstein, counsel of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), said the decision could revolutionize university services to their blind and print disabled students.
Four blind patrons of the Free Library of Philadelphia, with the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), filed suit against the Library in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on May 2 because of a program that loans Nook Simple Touch ereaders to patrons over 50. Unlike some [...]
The Best Kept Secret in U.S. Libraries: Services to Patrons with Vision and Learning Disabilities | PLA 2012
Along with moderator Patrice Johnson of the Chicago Public Library and the Library of Congress’s Jill Garcia, Wilkins offered an inspiring talk on the free materials available to the sight-impaired and learning-challenged during the session, ”Digital Access, the Future is Now! The Next Dimension of Accessible Audio Media.“