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Other Assistive Technologies and Types of Accommodations

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

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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 accessibility@nypl.org. Please make these requests at least two weeks ahead, if possible, to allow for securing an interpreter.

REAL-TIME (CART) CAPTIONING
You may request real-time captioning (also known as CART) for library programs. A CART provider types all the words that are spoken, and either projects them at the front of the room or transmits them to devices for access by audience members who want them. To request CART captioning, please contact the hosting library, or e-mail accessibility@nypl.org. If possible, please provide two weeks notice to allow for arranging for CART.

Assistive Amplification Systems

A system, either infrared or copper induction loop, which relays sound to hearing impaired attendees of library programs, such as lectures, book discussions, readings, and training programs. If possible, call ahead to ensure that the Assistive Listening system will be set up and functioning when you come. Available at:

Personal Reading Machines

A device that scans printed text and reads aloud in synthetic speech. Available at:

Closed-Circuit Television Enlargers (CCTVs)

A monitor that enlarges printed material 45-60 times. Available at:

BRAILLE WRITERS

Available at: