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Adaptive Technology


Kalamazoo Public Library now offers brand new workstations and iPads that feature powerful programs and tools for vision impaired and deaf or hard of hearing persons.

Dell All-in-One PCs with Windows 10, Office 2016 & Adaptive Apps

Reserve an Adaptive Workstation »

How to use JAWS » PDF

JAWS (“Job Access With Speech”) is a computer screen reader program for Microsoft Windows that allows blind and visually impaired users to read the screen either with a text-to-speech output or by a refreshable Braille display.

How to use ZoomText » PDF

ZoomText Magnifier is a fully integrated magnification program tailored for low-vision users. ZoomText enlarges and enhances everything on your computer screen making text easier to read.

iPad with Accessible Case and Adaptive Apps

Magnify and Zoom » PDF

Zoom is a screen magnification app built into the operating system of all iOS products designed to help make devices more accessible to persons who are visually impaired.

NaturalReader » PDF

NaturalReader is a text-to-speech app that reads webpages, documents, and ebooks aloud with quality, natural-sounding voices.

For questions about Adaptive Technology, please contact the library’s Reference Desk: 269-553-7801