ASSISTIVE SERVICES

Resources for the Visually & Hearing Impaired


Vision
  • Large Print books: Thousands of titles available from the Eastham Library collection and delivered from other CLAMS libraries 
     
  • Delivery service through the Friends of the Eastham Library
  • Digital Talking Book Player players are available for loan to listen to audio books (for use with USB flash drive cartridges provided by the library, the Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library and through a BARD library account)  Manual
     
  • Loanable digital audio books (Perkins School for the Blind catalog) and volunteers to help BARD library card holders download books directly to a cartridge
     
  • Optelec ClearReader+  Rediscover the joy of reading anytime and anywhere. Within a few seconds, the ClearReader+ scans any magazine articles and reads them to you in naturally sounding voices.  Portable.
     
  • Optelec ClearView C Speech The new Optelec ClearView C Speech is a unique desktop video magnifier that is designed to improve your reading experience. Select your preferred reading voice and sit back, relax, and listen to documents as they are read aloud. Combining a clear voice with magnification or high contrast makes reading so much easier.
  •  ZoomText screen magnifier software on all pc's in the reading room
     
  • ZoomText USB flash drive to use on personal laptops (in-library use). Take your ZoomText anywhere
     
  • Ruby handheld video magnifier Ruby manual
     
  • TOPAZ PHD lightweight video magnifier - a 15 inch portable desktop video magnifier that folds away like a laptop 
The library's equipment for the visually impaired has been generously funded by the Edward Bangs Kelley and Elza Kelley Foundation

Hearing
Training
  • Volunteers associated with the VITAL Program at Brooks Free Library 
     
  • Training, assistance and cartridges with cases for download digital audio books (with a personal BARD account)
Community Resources