This Blog includes information related to Library Adaptive Technology events, archives, presenter and participant recommendations and suggestions.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

MetroAccess EZ-Pay

MetroAccess EZ-Pay is a service designed to provide a convenient way for customers to pre-pay for their trips, thereby reducing the need for fare payments using cash, tokens, and farecards.

With EZ-Pay Online, you can view your balance and add money to your account, as well as view your transaction history.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Saturday Technology Training Session January 16, 2010 1pm to 4pm

This is a reminder about the Saturday Technology Training Session on January 16th. Maurice Boyd from the Columbia Lighthouse will talk about Braille Literacy and his experience teaching Braille in the Washington DC area, and Richard Krafsig from TCS Associates will demonstrate the BrailleSense and the BookSense. The BrailleSense is a notetaker and Braille display, and the BookSense is an audio book reader. The time is 1pm to 4pm in the Adaptive Services Division room 215 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street NW.
Introductions and Announcements – 1:00pm
Richard Krafsig, TCS Associates – BrailleSense and BookSense – 1:30pm
Maurice Boyd, Columbia Lighthouse – Braille Literacy – 2:15pm
Refreshments and Networking 3pm to 4pm
Also, there will be an AccessibilityDC meet-up from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in room 215 on Tuesday night, January 19th. Leslie Bobbit will be demonstrating the JAWS screen reader.

6:30 PM - 6:45 PM - Welcome everyone.
6:45 PM - 8:00 PAM - This month Leslie Bobbitt will be discussing and demoing the JAWS screen reader. She will be going over information you need to know to use JAWS for testing and occasional use. Even some more advanced items will be discussed. Leslie will also be using some demo pages that are accessible and some that are not accessible to show how best to try and get as much information from them as you can.
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Closing remarks, clean-up, and information about after event wanderings. We will also be looking for more ideas of what talks people want to here and/or give for the next meeting.
Saturday Technology Training Sessions are held on the first and third Saturdays of each month, from 1pm to 5pm in room 215, Adaptive Services Division at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW, Washington DC, 20001. The meetings are a chance for people who use Adaptive Technologies to get together and share information, learn about Technologies like the JAWS ScreenReader and ZoomText ScreenMagnifier which make the computer accessible to people who are blind or have low vision, and hear demonstrations of new Adaptive Technologies and Services. Some examples of demonstrations from past sessions include accessible cell phones, Dancing Dots Music software, PeaPod online grocery ordering service, and Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind. For more information please contact: Patrick Timony, Adaptive Technology Coordinator, Adaptive Services Division, 202-727-1335 or
The AccessibilityDC Meet-up is on the third Tuesday of every month from 6 to 9 in Room 215, Adaptive Services Division at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. This meeting is a chance for people who are interested in Web Accessibility to get together and share information. Web Developers who are interested in Accessibility to get together with people who use Adaptive Technology on a regular basis to get together and discuss the accessibility of the Library. Previously this group produced a petition for accessibility of the library that included recommendations for added hours of access that resulted in the Saturday Technology Training Sessions and in a computer in the Science and Technology Division, which is open at all regular opening hours, being upgraded to full accessibility.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Accessible Gaming links

Accessibile Gaming related links at:

Monday, January 4, 2010

Finding, researching and downloading books, dictionaries and encyclopedias on the net

Fred's Head article on Finding, Researching and Downloading Books, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias on the Net:


Soundaround is the international interactive audio magazine for blind and partially sighted people.