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Accessible/Assistive: Addressing Barriers to Information with Technology

Sponsored by
Telesensory Systems Inc., Candy Linvill, blind teacher with Donna Pugh, blind student, N.D. Jerrold C. Manock papers relating to his work with Apple Computer, c. 1966-2007.

Monday, June 5, 2023

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Hohbach Hall, Entrance Case
557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
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Accessible technology is designed to be inclusive of the needs of all users; assistive technology is created to enhance the daily lives of people with specific disabilities. Both types of technology are vital to a library’s ability to address barriers to information for its patrons. This exhibit provides an overview of past and present forms of accessible and assistive technology used on Stanford’s campus. 

Curated through a collaborative effort of Stanford University Libraries (Natalie Jean Marine-Street, Oral History Program Manager, Stanford Historical Society; Rebecca Pernell, Associate Director & Head, Access Services; Josh Schneider, University Archivist; Hilary Thorsen, Resource Sharing Librarian; Kristen Valenti, Exhibits Coordinator, Silicon Valley Archives), the Office of Digital Accessibility (Auston Stamm, Digital Accessibility Instructional Specialist), the Office of Accessible Education (Robin Cole, Alternate Format & Assistive Technology Manager), as well as former Telesensory Inc. employees & the Optacon community (Judy Adams; Joan Bliss; Steve Brugler; Richard Oehm; Noel Runyan).

This exhibit is free and open to the public. Learn more about visiting Stanford Libraries on our website.  

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