Bookmobile aids visually impaired

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Scranton Times-Tribune

Thanks to Temple's "Get REAL - Regional Education Assisting Life Long Learning" project, bookmobiles and libraries across Pennsylvania will receive magnification technologies to make reading easier for people who are blind or partially sighted. The project, sponsored by Temple's Institute on Disabilities, provides bookmobiles with portable video magnifiers and trains staff members to assist with the equipment. Libraries receive additional equipment, including video magnifiers, computers with specialized hardware such as high-contrast keyboards and "text-to-speech" screen reading programs.