Assistive Technology Training Coordinator
New York Public Library - Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
Chancey Fleet is the assistive technology coordinator at the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, a branch of the New York Public Library. As a lifelong native user of assistive technology, Chancey is a strong advocate for equitable access to information and self-expression by people of all abilities. Her current library-based projects include group workshops highlighting mobile technologies for independent living and information literacy; programs introducing youth and adults to nonvisual techniques for coding and making with Arduino; and the Dimensions project (a recipient of NYPL’s 2016 Innovation Grant for staff projects), which equips community members with the training and tools they need to create accessible tactile maps, diagrams, graphics and objects. Chancey is a member of the Library Journal Movers & Shakers class of 2017.