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Assistive Technology for Public Computers 

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Webinar Description 

Are you concerned about creating computer access for everyone? If so, you may want to consider using assistive technology. Not sure what this is or how it's applicable to a public computer setting? This is the webinar for you! Kami Griffiths from TechSoup interviews Jane Vincent from Center for Accessible Technology. We discuss hardware and software solutions, their costs and what it takes to get started.

This webinar is ideal for anyone who manages or volunteers in a public computer center, either in a library, housing development or social service agency. It is also applicable to IT managers looking to better address staff needs.

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Speaker Information 

Jane Vincent is the Usability/Accessibility Manager for the Center for Accessible Technology in Berkeley, CA. She has a B.A. from Lawrence University and an A.M.L.S. from The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She has been involved in the assistive technology field for over 20 years as a consultant, trainer, presenter, author, researcher, product manager, and direct service provider. However, libraries have always been her first love, and she is thrilled to be helping them implement assistive technology in ways that are both responsive to their communities and cost-effective.

Besides providing assistance to libraries across California and beyond, she has served on the ALA committees Library Services to an Aging Population (RUSA) and Services to Patrons with Learning, Cognitive, Emotional, and Medical Disabilities (ASCLA). She edited an issue of Library Hi-Tech Journal and has been a contributor to JASIS and Communications Disorders Quarterly.