Texthelp Read & Write Gold
Available on all public computers in the library
Texthelp Read & Write Gold is a many featured application to help with dyslexia and other reading and writing impairments. It includes text to speech, spell checking, image label reading and file conversion.
Texthelp Read & Write Gold tutorials
Kurzweil 3000 is a comprehensive suite of supports for reading, writing, study skills, and test taking. It includes features such as text-to-speech, translation, highlighters, sticky notes, word prediction, study guides, writing templates, and spell checker. It is located on the accessible workstation on the main level of the library.
Kurzweil 3000 Users Guide for Windows 10
Kurzweil 3000 Quick Reference Guide
NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) is a free “screen reader” which enables blind and vision impaired people to use computers. It reads the text on the screen in a computerized voice. You can control what is read to you by moving the cursor to the relevant area of text with a mouse or the arrows on your keyboard. It is available on all public computers in the library.
NVDA Training Guides
Optelec Viewer (Print Magnifier)
The Optelec Viewer allows for the display, magnification, and creation of contrast in print documents. The Optelec Viewer is located on the lower level of the library.
The Romeo 25 Braille embosser is available on request. Please contact the ADA coordinator 410-617-6872 to use the Braille embosser.
Scanners available on the main level of the library can create searchable PDF documents that can be read by text-to-speech software such as Kurzweil 3000.
Headphones/Microphones are available for use in the library and may be checked out from the Customer Services desk on the main level of the library.