Low-Vision Technologies

Thanks to a generous grant from the Warwick Lions Club and to a gift from Library supporters Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes, Albert Wisner Public Library offers several types of equipment to assist patrons with low vision:
A personal computer equipped with a large-print keyboard, large 24” monitor and ZoomText software.  ZoomText supports magnification up to 36x, provides multiple window formats for users to adjust viewing for different tasks and applications, and offers focus enhancements so that users can customize text appearance to their needs.  This computer may be reserved up to one day in advance by calling the Help Desk.
Clearview, an auto-focus desktop video magnification system.  This easy-to-use equipment magnifies texts and objects with adjustable brightness and contrast, enabling users to enjoy reading, writing and viewing photos more easily.  Help Desk staff will be pleased to assist new users with the Clearview.
Compact Plus, a pocket-size electronic video magnifier.  This small, lightweight, portable device enlarges text and images up to 10x on a 4.3” wide-screen display.  It features five different high-contrast viewing modes, from full-color photo mode to negative (white on black background) to contrasting color mode (yellow text on blue or black background.)  The Compact Plus is kept at the Help Desk and is available for patrons to borrow for in-library use.
Eye-Pal Solo, a desktop device which scans printed matter, then reads it aloud to the user through a headset. 

The Library deeply appreciates the support of the Warwick Lions Club and of Glenn and Susan Dickes in furthering the mission of making the Library's resources accessible to all of its patrons.