Barbara T. Mates, is Head, Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at the Cleveland Public Library. Ms. Mates has been very active with the American Library Association. She a member of the American Library Association's Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Services (ASCLA) and has served on several ASCLA committees. Equal access to libraries and information has been the focal point of her career. She is Chair of the Outreach and Special Services Committee of the Ohio Library Council. She is the author of Adaptive Technology for the Internet: Making Electronic Resources Accessible to All (ALA, 2000) and the article, "Accessibility Guidelines for Electronic Resources" (Library Technology Reports, 2001). She regularly speaks to various groups about access to information. Ms. Mates has presented papers at the American Library Association, Ohio Library Conference, Computers in Libraries, and conducted workshops across North America. She was the recipient of the ASCLA Francis Joseph Campbell Award.