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Adaptive Services

Services for Users with Disabilities:

Physical Access

The Library has an automatic entrance/exit door. Elevator access to the second floor of the Library is also available. Wheelchair accessible work stations are located on both floors. 

Library staff will assist with the retrieval of books and in the use of electronic resources and available adaptive technology. However, patrons are encouraged to schedule a library visit in advance. Assistance will vary depending on staff availability. Schedules can be arranged through Chad Peters at 908-526-1200 x8224

Adaptive Technology

Software

Windows "Ease of Access Center" is where you can find the text magnifier, narrator, on-screen keyboard, and

speech recognition tools.   To access these tools, look for the "Ease of Access Icon" or click Start - All

Programs - Accessories, then go to the Ease of Access folder.

 

 
Hardware

CCTV-(closed-circuit television) One Telesensory Aladdin Apex 20 inches device that magnifies text or photos in

magazines and books up to 52X.  Standard 12 pt. newspaper print can be enlarged up to 4 inches.
 

Big Keys Keyboard that is easier to use than a standard keyboard

Additional Resources

  • Daisy Audio books - This site has archived books available for everyone and some are available with audio format.  First, when searching for a book, select the "Print Disabled" option.  Once you find your item, click on the Read button to access the book (only those with the Read button are available to you to access).  To hear a book read to you, click on the speaker icon in the lower right hand corner to begin the text to speech option.
  • Sound Cloud Audio Resources - This source provides many podcasts, music and other audio sources
  • LibriVox -  This site is a non-profit initiative to record public domain books and release them as free audiobooks with over 10,000 books
  • Loyal Booksanother collection of public domain audio books
  • Project Gutenberg - Audio Collection  - audio collection within their public domain collection.
  • Lit2Go -  a free online collection of stories and poems in MP3 (audiobook) format. 
  • Learn Out Loud educational audiobooks and videos with a way to browse subject headings.

For information about non-library services, visit the RVCC Office of Disability Services at the College Center, 1st floor, Room C-124 or call 908-526-1200  x8534.