NOTIS System to Serve the Visually Impaired
The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) has selected NOTIS Systems to provide an information management system to make their resources more accessible to people who are blind and visually aired. The NOTIS system will enhance the mission of APH, a not-for-profit company that produces materials for the blind and visually impaired.
Through NOTIS, APH will provide publishers, educators, librarians, and the visually impaired with access to their online catalog.
"We are enthusiastic about the new system. I'm sure that our users will also be pleased with it," said Christine Anderson, Cataloger at APH.
"Materials in alternate media are generally very difficult to locate. We want to provide accessibility to these materials to a diverse user group. At the same time, we wish to provide the most comprehensive information available about these materials. The NOTIS system will help us accomplish this goal," said Anderson.
The NOTIS system offers the ability to immediately index. This immediacy will help APH and others quickly determine if an item has already been produced in an alternate media such as braille. This will save producers time and money by helping them avoid duplication.
In addition to listing APH materials, this database will list materials from cooperating …
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Publication information: Article title: NOTIS System to Serve the Visually Impaired. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Information Today. Volume: 10. Issue: 8 Publication date: September 1993. Page number: 36. © 2009 Information Today, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1993 Gale Group.
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