Closed circuit televisions are available at our Bazan, Brook Hollow, Central, Collins Garden, Great Northwest, Guerra, Johnston, Las Palmas, Memorial, Pan American, Semmes locations. These devices allow materials to be greatly magnified onto a monitor. Books, letters and pictures are much clearer to view using these devices.
Monomouse is a portable CCTV device that looks like a mouse.It plugs into a RCA digital input on your TV.Roll the mouse over your text - and see it magnified. Like our books, Monomouse checks out for a 3 week period. Find one at our Carver, Central, Great Northwest, Las Palmas, and Semmes locations.Visit http://sapl.sat.lib.tx.us/record=b1644398to check availability.
Hand held Magnifying Glasses
Magnifiers are available on request. Please speak to a staff person to use one in the library.
Windows Narrator and Magnifier
All library computers have Windows Narrator and Magnifier installed. Please ask a library staff person to show you how to use the accessibility features of the computers.
Databases With Accessibility Features
Many of our databases, such as Tutor.com, have built in accessibilty features. Ask a librarian to assist you in finding them.
Materials by Mail
Materials are available through the mail for homebound individuals. Call 207-2500 for this service or to ask a reference question.
Here's what's available at your Library.
Close Captioned DVDs
Bookshare is an online library of accessible e-books and educational materials for people with print disabilities. Access more than 325, 000 textbooks, best sellers, children's books newspapers, magazines, and more! To access the collection visit www.bookshare.org.
Free Matter for the Blind
Persons who are blind or who cannot use or read conventionally printed material due to a physical handicap. Other handicaps that can prevent normal reading include disabling paralysis, muscle or nerve deterioration affecting coordination and control, and confinement in iron lungs or other mechanical devices. Among the causes of such conditions are cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, arthritis, infantile paralysis, myasthenia gravis, and diplegia.
The Texas Talking Book Program is a free service for anyone residing in the state. There are thousands of titles in several formats to offer accessibility to various resources. Audio recordings, large print, Braille, and more. Visit www.tsl.texas.gov/tbp/index.html to see qualifications for subscription.