30 May 2013

Library Services to People with Special Needs Annual Session: “Accessibility: High Tech for Access”

Theme: Accessibility: High Tech for Access”

The program will start with presentations to introduce access technology products, software and devices. Participants will then visit a "Technology Petting Zoo," where people (companies, industries, organizations, libraries, etc.) can use a hands-on approach to explore what might be involved if they were interested in or in need of acquiring such technology for their establishment.

Toward the end of the session there will be time for discussion among the participants about how we may best promote access technologies in the near future.


  • Veronica L C Stevenson-Moudamane, LSN Chair


  • Audio index Libraries are worth listening to! - Audio-based library service combined with RFID reader and audio player
    Mr. Oscar Stenberg (Audioindex AB, Sweden)
  • Downloading talking books to e-book reader in Sweden
    Bitte Kronkvist (Swedish Library of Talking Books and Braille)
    Heidi Carlsson Asplund (Library in the Municipal of Lerum, Sweden)
  • Search and read books online with PLEXTALK through DAISY Online Delivery protocol / DAISY/digital talking book players and recorders of your choice, DAISY authoring tools for libraries and local communities
    Mr. Hiroaki Mizukami (Technology Products Business Unit,Shinano Kenshi Co., Ltd. (PLEXTALK) , Japan)
  • Free production tools to create e-pub contents and inexpensive e-book readers
    Mr. Dipendra Manochoa (Developing countries coordinator of DAISY Consortium)
  • Accessible multimedia contents in PC, tablet computers and mobile phones
    Mr. Hiroshi Kawamura (Assistive Technology Development Organization - Japan)
    Ms. Misako Nomura (Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities)

It is required to register in advance to attend this Session


Email for registration: nomura@dinf.ne.jp/ hmo@ltk.dk


Central Public Library, National Library Board Singapore (10 minutes on foot from the conference centre)

Library Services to People with Special Needs, Singapore, Public Libraries, public access to health information, IFLA 2013, equal access, Freedom of access to information

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