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Assistive Technology Center at Lawrenceville   Tags: accessibility, special.needs  

Last Updated: Jan 13, 2017 URL: http://lib.gwinnettpl.org/content.php?pid=522689 Print Guide RSS Updates
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Assistive Tool Kits

Kits containing research and study aides are available at each location for in-branch checkout with your library card. Contents of the kit can be found in the catalog here.

High contrast keyboards and roller ball mice are also available for in-branch use.

 

Sign Language for Programs

Sign language interpreting for deaf or hearing impaired children attending any library story hour or program may be arrange by notifying the library at least 10 days before the program. To do so, please contact AskGCPL.

 

Our Collection

Large print books and audio books are available at all library branches. Books, DVDs and videos featuring sign language instruction are also available. 

 

Assistive Technology at the Lawrenceville Branch

Equipment includes:

 

Prodigi Digital Magnifier

  • Used for electronic magnification, the Prodigi has 16 settings and allows users to switch from reading documents to listening to them. 
  • Handheld tablet is available for checkout from library staff.

Intel Reader

  • Combines a high-resolution camera with the power of an Intel Atom processor that converts printed text to digital text, then reads it aloud.

Dell PC

  • JAWS, ZoomText, and Natural reader software installed.
  • Brailliant BI 40 Braille keyboard is available for checkout from library staff.

iPad

  • Apple accessibility settings include “Voice Over,” large/zoom text, increased contrast and inverted colors.
  • Subtitles/captioning, and custom gestures for using the iPad are also available.
  • Free apps include the big browser, Dragon Dictation and Mag-light.

Trackball Mouse & Accessibility Keyboard

  • For those with a visual impairment or who have a preference for a large typeface, accessibility keyboards are available for checkout from library staff along with the trackball mouse as an alternative to a traditional mouse.

Adjustable Height Tables & Chairs

Customers are welcome to bring their own headphones for use with our devices.

 

Support from Walton EMC Operation Round Up

Thank you to Walton EMC Operation Round Up for supporting improvements to GCPL's Assistive Technology Center.

 

GLASS

Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) provides library services for the blind and others whose physical abilities require the use of books and magazines in audio format or in braille.  GLASS loans books and magazines in audio and Braille formats, as well as the necessary players. Books and players are mailed back and forth at no cost to the patron. 

To access this free service, apply online for a GLASS patron account.  Patrons will receive a Talking books machine and free delivery service.  Downloadable media is also available for a variety of devices.

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