Clarence Central School District

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  • Assistive Technology at the Clarence Public Library


    • Large print books - 14 point or larger text, Clarence Public Library has a large collection of adult fiction and non-fiction titles and smaller collections of juvenile and young adult titles, all available for checkout. (Many titles have been donated by the Lions Club of Clarence)


    • Optelec Clearview 300 - low vision reader with 4-50x magnifier, 17" B/W monitor and tray that moves from right to left to help keep books straight while reading.  For in-library use at the Clarence Public Library.  (Donated by the Lions Club of Clarence)


    • Aladdin Classic - low vision B/W video 4.5x magnifier with 14" B/W monitor.  For in-library use at the Clarence Public Library.  (Funded by the Lions Club of Clarence)


    • Audiobooks on CD - adult, young adult, and juvenile fiction and non-fiction titles.  All Buffalo and Erie County Public libraries have a continually changing collection of audiobooks for checkout and using a CD player at home.


    • Pebble HD - portable desktop video magnifier with an LCD light and built-in camera to enlarge, enhance, and save magnified images.  For in-library use with a library card at the Clarence Public Library.  (purchased with funds provided by the Lions Club of Clarence)


    • DVDs with an additional narration track intended primarily for blind and visually impaired consumers of visual media - theatrical releases, documentaries, forgien films.  Search library catalog with keyword "descriptive video".


    • Music downloads deom Freegal - view and click on Freegal link; library card and PIN required.  Five selections can be downloaded per library card per week.


    • Talking book player with "talking" Braille buttons - provides audio assistance to individuals unable to use standard printed materials.  The Clarence Public Library has a small collection of periodically updated adult "talking books" for in-library use only.  Eligible individuals can receive a player and books from the NYS Talking Book and Braille Library.


    • Databases with audio assist: Academic OneFile, US History in Context, World History in Context, and Biography in Context ->research>(choose a database title)>(select an article)>(click on 'Listen') to hear article read.  A library card is required when used outside of library.


    • Braille books for children and adults - Titles can be ordered from Central Library.  Perform a 'subject search' in catalog (keyword: braille books)


    • SARA (Stand Alone Reading Assistant) - scans, displays, reads aloud, and can save printed and audio files.  Clarence Public Library in-library use.  The SARA is on loan from Central Library through April 1st.


    • Many additional resources at: > subject guides > health > disability resources