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patrick timony

Access for All

Adaptive Technologies (AT) are devices that allow people with disabilities to access information, engage with society and be independent. DC Public Library provides these technologies so that everyone in the community has equal access to its programs and services.

Some examples of the ATs that we provide are: Screen readers, screen magnifiers, speech recognition, video phones, remote CART translation, described videos, scanning and reading devices, simplified computer access and adjustable hardware. ATs allow customers with disabilities to access printed text materials, electronic databases, live presentations, the internet, board and video games, and online virtual worlds.

ATs are available in the Adaptive Services Division at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, and soon will be available at all branch libraries. We have free training, and programs where people can learn about new Adaptive Technologies and share information with others in the community.

About patrick timony:

Patrick Timony is the Adaptive Technology Librarian in the Adaptive Services Division of the DC Public Library. He maintains a comprehensive knowledge of trends in the field of Adaptive Technology (AT), coordinates AT training of staff and customers, and coordinates customer and professional networking programs. He has a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from Catholic University, has worked at the Library of Congress and at the MIT Media Lab, spent 5 years in Europe as a street musician and has spent most of the rest of his life in Washington DC.

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