Ever wonder how Libby or Hoopla work when using a screen magnifier or screen reader? Curious in general about accessibility features that can be found on smartphones? This is the program for you!
Join Westchester Library System and VISIONS Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (visionsvcb.org) for a walkthrough of common screen reader/magnification software, the ways in which people might use those tools to access ebooks and audiobooks, a demonstration of the Talking Book and Braille Library’s BARD app, and more! We will be joined by VISIONS’ very own Technology Services Coordinator, Mike Ziminski, and Outreach Coordinator, Carmen Thorne, both of whom will be answering questions throughout the program.
VISIONS assists people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to lead independent and active lives in their homes and communities. They serve participants in all boroughs of NYC, as well as Long Island, Westchester, the Lower Hudson Valley, and several counties in New Jersey. Visit visionsvcb.org for more information about services and service areas.
WLS VisionLabs is a pilot program to provide information, service referrals, and hands-on access to assistive tech through the library. Learn more at seniors.westchesterlibraries.org/visionlabs
Learn more about the NYS Talking Book and Braille Library (NYC and Long Island residents should visit the Andrew Heiskell Library)
Learn more about Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD)
Questions? Contact VISIONS directly!
Carmen Thorne, Outreach Coordinator
845-354-3003 ext. 304