Accessibility at Library Branches
Equipment Available In Select Branches
Props up a book to reduce handling.
A manual typewriter-like machine used to create braille.
Listen to audio tapes.
A magnification system that uses a video camera to enlarge text on a page up to 50 times larger on a screen.
Kurzweil 1000 software reads scanned materials aloud for people who are blind or have low vision.
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.
Enlarges text and images on the monitor for someone with low vision.
DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) players play DAISY Talking Books on CD as well as regular CDs.
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.
A variety of hand held or free standing magnifiers of various strengths are available.
A device with a rubber tip that helps people with limited use of their hands to turn pages.
Type messages back and forth via a telephone connection for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired.
Used on TVs without a built in decoder to display captions.
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.
Furniture with at least 29" clearance under table top.
Wheelchair in branch or mall that can be used while visiting.