Date(s) - Friday, February 8, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Forbes Library is offering a series of free classes on assistive technology and related topics on the second Friday of each month from 1-2:30PM. Assistive technology helps people with challenges like low vision, hearing loss, or fine motor problems. All classes will take place in the library’s Community Room and will be taught by Rick Ely. The classes will provide demonstrations and time for question and answers. Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for one on one or small group tutoring for hands-on instruction related to the topics covered in each class.
About the class:
We will explore two sources of accessible e-books, and apps for working with them: Project Gutenberg and BookShare. Project Gutenberg offers about 57,000 items in its free collection. The BookShare collection offers roughly 655,000 titles. BookShare serves individuals for whom reading print books is a significant challenge. It is available to folks with low vision or blindness, learning disability or physical challenges like fine motor coordination. (Students in the U.S. have free access. Others pay a modest registration and annual fee.)