Large Type Books
The library has a collection of Large Type books which includes fiction, romances, westerns, science fiction, and mysteries. We also have a small collection of popular, high interest nonfiction materials in Large Type.
Feature films that have an additional voice over track that describes the action in each scene.
The Children's Department has a collection of books in Braille.
The library owns several magnification devices to help enlarge the print found in books, magazines, newspapers, and other materials. Visit our Checkout Desk for assistance.
Aladdin Sunshine Magnifying Device
This closed circuit television (Aladdin Sunshine machine) allows magnified viewing of items such as photos, books, magazines, greeting cards, and three-dimensional items such as prescription bottles.
The Simon Reader scans flat text that is not available on computer, such as a book, letter, or utility bill and reads it aloud to the user. Headphones must be used, which are available to borrow from the Checkout Desk.
Large Type Monitors
A small number of computers in our Tech Corridor offer larger screens with larger type.
The Visikey Keyboard is easier to see because it uses lettering almost four times larger than a conventional keyboard. The high contrast of white on black lettering is also much easier to distinguish at a glance, reducing eye strain. The Visikey Keyboards are available at the Checkout Desk for use in the library.
TrackBall Computer Mouse
A TrackBall mouse is an upside down ergonomic mouse in which the user rotates the ball rather than the body of the mouse. The fingers are used to move the cursor around as opposed to using the wrist. The TrackBall mouse is available at the Checkout Desk for use in the library.
WindowEyes software allows patrons to use headphones to listen as website content is read aloud. Six library computers offer WindowEyes software. These computers are located in the Information Services Department, the Woodruff Training Room, the Children's Department, and the Teen Central area.