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Accessibility at Library Branches

Equipment Available In Select Branches

Book stands

Props up a book to reduce handling.

Braille writer

A manual typewriter-like machine used to create braille.

Cassette players

Listen to audio tapes.

CCTV - Print Magnifier

A magnification system that uses a video camera to enlarge text on a page up to 50 times larger on a screen.

Computer with Kurzweil 1000 software and scanner

Kurzweil 1000 software reads scanned materials aloud for people who are blind or have low vision.

Computer(s) with screen reader software (JAWS)

Reads aloud the contents of documents and web pages and speaks standard computer functions for someone who is blind. Keystrokes are used instead of the mouse.

Computer(s) with screen magnification software (Zoomtext)

Enlarges text and images on the monitor for someone with low vision.

DAISY players

DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) players play DAISY Talking Books on CD as well as regular CDs.

FM listening system

Sound transmitted from microphone to receiver via a FM frequency. FM listening system can be used in conjunction with an individual's hearing aid or by earplugs.

Magnifiers (hand held or stand)

A variety of hand held or free standing magnifiers of various strengths are available.

Page turner

A device with a rubber tip that helps people with limited use of their hands to turn pages.

TTY telephone

Type messages back and forth via a telephone connection for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired.

TV with closed caption decoder

Used on TVs without a built in decoder to display captions.

Wheelchair Accessible Branches

The building and its facilities can be approached, entered, and used by persons with physical or sensory disabilities. Features include parking lot and pavement markings if available, stair-tread edgings, ramps of proper gradient, street curb cuts, automatic door openers, elevator telephones, washroom grab-bars, fixtures and coat hooks, etc.

Wheelchair Accessible Furniture

Furniture with at least 29" clearance under table top.

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