Network Bulletin 97-11

Date:  February 7, 1997

Subject:  Conferences

Index term:  NLS programs at the ALA midwinter conference

During the ALA midwinter conference in Washington, D.C.,
NLS, in conjunction with other elements of the Library of
Congress (LC), will be offering informational programs.

The schedule for the NLS presentations follows:

8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 15, 1997
"A Virtual Tour of the National Library Service for the
Blind and Physically Handicapped"

NLS staff will provide information about the talking-book
service and its cooperating network.  Topics covered will be
the history of the program, how it functions today, and
expectations of how the service will make the transition to
the twenty-first century.  The program will include a video,
handouts, and coffee and pastries.

10:00 a.m. -  11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 15, 1997
"Using Adaptive Technology to Access the Internet"

Blind and visually impaired persons will demonstrate the use
of the Internet both as an individual tool for information
retrieval and as a public-access configuration.  Both text-
based and graphical browsers will be demonstrated in a
variety of Web environments.

The demonstrations are scheduled to be held in the sixth-
floor Mumford Room of the LC Madison Building.  The Madison
building is across the street from the Capitol South Metro
station.  Conference attendees with an interest in the
talking-book program are invited to attend.  Attendees are
also welcome to visit the NLS booth, number 2072, in the
conference exhibit hall.

For more information contact:

Carolyn H. Sung
Chief, Network Division