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Library of Congress Will Have More Options for Blind Readers

The Library of Congress announced on its blog that it will be expanding its services for blind and physically handicapped patrons. Karen Keninger, director of the National Library Service (NLS) for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, writes in a guest post that now, “with smart information architecture and navigation that’s been tested and retested with screen readers, we can provide a website that serves our blind patrons wonderfully—but that also has visual meaning and appeal for the sighted family, support assistants and staff members who use it alongside them. We also added tools and features for sighted visitors who may need to adjust what is on a monitor for their varying levels of visual acuity.”

Other upcoming services will be duplication-on-demand for reducing wait times for talking books; synthetic speech for bibliographies, endnotes, and recipes; wireless transmission of talking-book files to devices; and Braille e-readers.

For more information, read the blog post.

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