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Making Technology Accessible to Everybody

How the Skokie Public Library formed community partnerships to ensure all patrons' technology needs were met.
Location: 
Skokie, IL
Librarian: 
Holly Jin and Gary Gustin

Known as "The World's Largest Village," Skokie is located near Chicago and has a population of 62,000. The Skokie Public Library serves a large number of older people, as many Holocaust survivors settled in the area. To meet the needs of these aging patrons, the Skokie Public Library has expanded its accessible technology, programs, and services. They are the perfect library to highlight Edge Benchmark 11: Libraries ensure participation in digital technology for people with disabilities.

Accessible Technology Year after Year

One library commits to technology for all on an ongoing basis
Location: 
Billings, Montana
Librarian: 
Kathy Robins

How does the Billings Public Library in Montana successfully achieve Edge Benchmark 11 year after year? As Systems Administrator Kathy Robins explains, it’s by making digital technology for people with disabilities part of the library’s long-range and strategic plans.

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