For the Visually Impaired

The Lancaster City branch of Lancaster Public Library is outfitted with equipment to assist people with visual impairment in accessing books and other printed material, as well as the computer, including the internet.

Visitors to will find a large-size video magnifier (sometimes called a closed circuit television “CCTV”) as well as an adapted computer work station equipped for people who need assistance accessing electronic text, all designed to make reading easier for people with visual impairment such as age-related macular degeneration. Library staff members are trained to help patrons use the equipment, and provide other resources as needed.

If you have questions about this equipment please call 394-2651 x105.

These resources are part of the Get REAL project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and with funds from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation’s Independent Living Older Blind Program, and in partnership with the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

The Get REAL project collaborates with community resources throughout the Commonwealth, including the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind and regional resource centers of Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology, to encourage ongoing support to individuals who are blind or partially sighted.