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
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.
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
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 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