Equipment and Services Available for the Visually
The Closed-Circuit Television or CCTV, by TeleSensory, greatly
enlarges printed matter and pictures, displaying them on a television screen. This machine
aids patrons in reading newspapers, bills or photographs. This piece of equipment was
given to the Library in memory of Kent A. Eicher and is located in the Periodicals area on
the first floor, across from the Circulation Desk.
The Reading Edge or Kurzweil Reader allows users to scan up to 20
pages of text into the machine's memory. A computer inside converts the scanned text into
a spoken voice, which reads aloud to the user. It can scan columns, spell out words, and
read at variable speeds. This piece of equipment came to the Library through a generous
grant from the Webster Foundation and is located on a cart at the Reference Desk on the
second floor (it may be wheeled into study carrels for privacy).
Demonstrations of this equipment are available by stopping in at the
Audiovisual Department or by making an appointment by calling the Audiovisual Department