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Accessibility for All: Screen Readers (LITA)


This 90 minute webinar will discuss the options available to all libraries, to better accommodate their patrons who are blind or who have low vision. The focus of this presentation will be about the comparison of different screen readers and their use in a library setting. This session will also include a practical guide to using different screen readers, a further learning handout, and a helpful organization partner list for promoting every library's accessibility initiative.

NOTE: This event has a cost attached:

  • LITA Member: $45
  • Non-Member: $105
  • Group: $196
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Learning Outcomes

  • To understand the advantages and disadvantages between the top five most popular screen readers.
  • Participants will feel more comfortable learning screen reading technology and assisting the patrons who need them.
  • To understand how to reach out and partner with community organizations to promote libraries’ accessibility for patrons who are blind or have low-vision.


Kelsey Flynn is an Adult Services Associate at two public libraries in Illinois: the White Oak Library District and the Joliet Public Library. She has a BA in History and Political Science from Montana State University. She is very passionate about accessibility in libraries and providing resources to underrepresented populations.

Event Organizer

Smith College Libraries