Computer use by blind people at libraries
KATSÁNYI Sándor – PIROSNÉ PETŐ Tímea – PILLER Antalné – VÁRHEGYI Ágnes – NAGY Gábor
Könyvtári Figyelő (Library Review) vol. 16. (52.) 2006. no. 2. pp. 269–276.
The study offers an overview of the assistive technologies (screen reading software, refreshable Braille displays, screen magnification software and others) available at libraries that help blind users with computer accessibility. The application of these devices is illustrated through related services of three Hungarian libraries. Assisting people with disabilities has become one of the strategic objectives of the Metropolitan Ervin Szabo Library in Budapest. The Library of the Eötvös Loránd University has created a studio for visually impaired users. The Hungarian Electronic Library has introduced a web accessibility service for the blind, which enables users to access more than 1,000 items of the virtual library. The observations of a blind user concerning computer accessibility complete the article.