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Friday, May 29, 2015

[IFLA-LPD] Come to Capetown for IFLA's conference and LPD session

Dear all,


We are getting closer to August and the IFLA congress in Cape town, South Africa.

This is to inspire you to come, and proceed with your bookings, if you haven’t done so already

IFLA has published the conference full program on her conference site:


We, as the LPD section have our  session no. 123 (easy to remember), scheduled on Tuesday 18th August from 10:45-12:45 at the Roof Terrace Room.

The full programm is avalaible here:


For those of you who may not be able to access this webpage in iPlanner, here is the flat text:

Congress Programme   for LPD session:              

18.08.2015, 10:45 – 12:45 Roof Terrace Room                   

Session 123 The Inclusive Library: How to Render Inclusive Library Services to Blind and Visually Impaired People - Division 1, Section Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities (LPD)                   

Chair: Koen Krikhaar (Netherlands)

1. Audio Books with Human Voice or Text to Speech: Many Solutions for a Better Access to Reading

Speaker: Luc Maumet (Association Valentin Hauy, Paris, France)

2. Finnish Accessibility Guidelines for Public Libraries

Speaker: Kirsi Ylänne (Celia Library, Helsinki, Finland)

3. Possibilities for Establishing a Volunteer Braille Transcription Program

Speaker: Karen Keninger (National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Washingotn DC, United States)

4. The Best Thing the Blind World has Ever Seen! Writing Camp for Visually Impaired Young People

Speaker: Eli Frisvold (Norwegian Library of Talking Books and Braille, Oslo, Norway)

5. Bringing Library and Information Services to the Visually Impaired Persons: the Experience of the South African Library for the Blind

Speaker: Neli Kaunda (South African Library for the Blind, Grahamstown, South Africa)

6. The work and impact of the Accessible Book Consortium: Bringing books to people with print disabilities.

Speaker: N. N. (Accessible Books Consortium (ABC), Geneva, Switzerland)


Hope to see you many of you  in sound body, mind and spirit in Cape Town,


Kind regards,


Koen Krikhaar

Chair of IFLA section LPD

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