Information needs of professionals have changed significantly over the years. Information resources are changing rapidly too to meet these needs. To reflect this we recognised that our information service had to evolve in order to satisfy these needs by moving, but still retaining a link, from the more traditional book and paper to electronic media. The information that can be found at www.tiresias.org initially started life over 33 years ago in printed form and evolved from work carried out by Dr. Janet Silver formerly of Moorfields Eye Hospital and Dr. John Gill, formerly the Chief Scientist of the RNIB in London. Announcement of Digital Accessibility team: The Digital Accessibility team continues to work to make Information Communication Technologies accessible to blind and partially sighted people. In order to improve this function, we are in the process of moving the content of the Tiresias site to the RNIB website. While this takesplace, the Tiresias site will operate in maintenance mode and will not be updated.
Tiresias provides information on:
- the importance and benefits of ICT accessibility;
- numerous Research resources to help support primary research are available such as, details of ICT projects, ICT related standards and available ICT devices, an expansive list of Scientific and Technological reports and information on selecting partners for research projects;
- detailed Design guidelines offering advice and recommendations on ICT accessibility issues and
- a collection of Project tools to successfully complete accessible ICT research or design projects including, methodologies for evaluating accessibility.
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