Carlsbad libraries work to meet new demands, technology
Many libraries offer adaptive technologies to assist patrons with various disabilities. The Fort Frances library is trying to reach out to the community to let them know about the availability of technologies to assist the visually impaired, which have been in place since the library opened. They include the Topaz magnifier, which magnifies text up to 16X; Ruby, a handled magnifying device similar to Topaz; and SARA, which converts text to speech.
Adaptive technology equipment at library helps vision-impaired
The Pew Internet and Life Project found that 90% of parents surveyed think that libraries are important for their children, while 80% go further and say they are “very important.” Parents appreciate libraries because of the resources that they provide, and for how they encourage children to be readers.
Pew: Parents Love the Library
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