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Title: Modifying and designing computer terminals to allow access by handicapped individuals
Author(s): Vanderheiden, Gregg
Subject(s): Libraries --Automation Library science --Data processing Public services (Libraries) Accessibility to technology
Abstract: In this paper, each of the three areas of handicap visual, physical and cognitive will be explored, along with the different approaches which have been used to provide access to textual information. Some of the approaches are simple; others are complex. The following section of the paper will then examine the practical constraints to be considered in designing public access data processing terminals. These include considerations and constraints experienced by both the user and the manufacturer. Finally, the paper will reexamine the various solution strategies presented in the first section in light of these practical considerations and constraints. Practical, low-cost, minimum modification approaches which best meet the constraints of manufacturers and users will be identified.
Issue Date: 1980
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In Public access to library automation: Papers presented at the 1980 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Ed. J.L. Divilbiss. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 99-116.
Series/Report: Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (17th : 1980)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1115
ISBN: 0-87845-065-3
ISSN: 0069-4789
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Copyright 1980 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-02
 

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