Special Technologies & Adaptive Resources [STAR]
*** Important Notice to Talking Book Readers ***
The New York State Talking Book and Braille Library is switching its service for persons with print disabilities from cassette tapes to digital cartridges. The cassette machines are being discontinued in favor of new digital book players. All Talking Book readers are encouraged to begin using these digital book machines and to sign up for the BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) program which allows qualified readers with disabilities to download Talking Books directly to their computer.
For further information and assistance please call the library’s STAR Program at (315) 435-1876 or the New York State Talking Book and Braille Library toll free at 1-800-342-3688.
Library Services to People with Disabilities
The Central Library offers access to its catalog, the Internet, word processing, all print resources and more through special technologies designed for use by people with disabilities.
ZoomText computer screen magnifying software
JAWS computer screen reading software
DRAGON Naturally Speaking voice recognition software
Kurzweil scanners & personal reading machine
Aladdin closed-circuit TV magnifier
Assortment of lighted magnifiers
American Printing House 4-track cassette player/recorders
Talking Book cassette machines
Pocket-Talker assistive listening device
Demonstrations and training are available on all special technologies.
Call the STAR Office at 435-1876.
Last updated: December 30, 2011