How can a student with low vision read regular-print books in the library?

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There are multiple ways individuals with low vision can access printed text within a library setting. Some libraries provide a special closed-circuit television (CCTV) that can magnify the text of any document. If the library provides a scanner with optical character recognition, along with screen-reading software and a voice synthesizer on a computer, text can be scanned electronically and then read aloud to the blind patron. The content of some printed materials may also be available as an audio recording.

[A man is shown looking at a computer screen with very large print.] Select the image to the right to view a captioned video clip, in Real Player format, about computer access and text magnification for individuals with low vision.

Last update or review: September 08, 2010