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Technology Petting Zoo for Serving Older Adults

Posted on: October 23rd, 2012 by rose

Technology Petting Zoo for Serving Older Adults with Beth Helstein.

Get your hands on newer and older technologies that can help the vision impaired and others with disabilities read. Explore Victor Readers (both CD and MP3), Kindle’s large print feature and its limitations, touch an iPad, wear a jeweler’s magnifier and see what magnifying devices can do.

Beth Helstien has been providing outreach from her personal vehicle for eleven years at the San Juan Island Library in Washington. Geographic isolation led her to develop a “low-vision” collection for her island community. She was inspired to get her MLS in 2009 after attending the 2005 ABOS conference.

Presentation Handouts (PDF): Seniors Technology Handout

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