Friday, 31 July 2009 00:00
A new Low Vision Room just opened at the Jericho Library. Thanks to a grant from the Foundation for Sight and Sound, the library received a CCTV device and ZoomText software which provides assistive technology for those with visual impairments. The new software enhances the magnification of a computer and the CCTV enlarges the printed word. The visually handicapped will find a visit to the library a more fulfilling experience as a result of this new technology.
Mitch Shapiro, founder of the Foundation for Sight and Sound, began funding this equipment for libraries in 2005. To date, 18 libraries have benefited from his generosity. The Jericho community extends a hearty thanks to Mr. Shapiro and the Foundation.