Click to search the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library Skip Navigation

Assistive Technologies


In its continuing effort to serve the needs of all patrons, The New York Public Library provides access to a variety of assistive technologies for patrons with disabilities.

Screen Magnification and Speech Synthesizer Software

All library locations have Internet workstations which are equipped with screen magnification software (MAGic) and speech synthesizer software (JAWS).

Read More ›

Other Assistive Technologies

Many Library locations offer access to a variety of devices and services that provide patrons with disablilties easier access to Library resources.


A.S.L. (American Sign Language) Interpretation

Interpretation into A.S.L. can be arranged for library classes and programs. Please contact the library hosting the program and request this accommodation or e-mail Please make these requests at least two weeks ahead, if possible, to allow for securing an interpreter.

Read More ›

Chat with a librarian now