A Field Guide for the Sight-Impaired Reader: A Comprehensive by Andrew Leibs

By Andrew Leibs

The first reference publication written for the sight-impaired scholar and people who serve their wishes, A box advisor for the Sight-Impaired Reader explains tips on how to find, receive, and combine all types of reduction to build an international of examining equivalent to that of the totally sighted reader. It profiles the most important blind carrier enterprises; explores really good codecs reminiscent of Braille, huge print, and digital texts; and exhibits what know-how readers require and the place to discover it. It presents finished lists of audio and big print publishers, a state-by-state directory of source companies for the blind, and necessary net assets to help scholars and their lecturers and librarians in acquiring the texts they should reach either educational and enjoyment reading.

Beginning with thorough assurance of the nationwide firms in position for visually handicapped readers and the way they could support either scholars and librarians, A box advisor for the Sight-Impaired Reader outlines the categories of expertise to be had to readers and the firms that manufacture it. on hand software program, braille assets, huge print assets, and net sites are all mentioned intimately, with touch info. additionally incorporated are interpreting ideas for quite a few educational topic components, an in depth directory of country assets with addresses, mobilephone numbers, and sites, an exhaustive record of audio publishers, and an inventory of books compiled from advised examining lists resembling the yankee Library Association's extraordinary Books for the varsity sure. A dialogue of the americans with Disabilities Act and its impression on libraries is supplied, in addition to investment assets for librarians who are looking to offer extra fabrics and expertise for his or her sight-impaired buyers than their budgets could enable. With the encouragement and assets supplied right here, sight-impaired scholars who felt the area of interpreting was once closed off to them can now create a studying lifestyles as wealthy as that of any totally sighted student.

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