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Here are some of the services the library offers for persons with disabilities:
American Sign Language
The library has a collection of books and videos on basic American Sign Language. In addition, the Voorhees Branch houses a collection over 200 videotapes on ASL poetry, comedy, stories, drama, debate, discussions and instruction. More about the collection
For patrons who are visually impaired, a good alternative may be an audiobook. The library offers abridged and unabridged audiobooks, on audiotape or CD. Also available are downloadable audiobooks that can be played on a computer or portable device.
Children's Braille Collection
The library has a collection of children's books in Braille, which are available directly at the South County Regional Branch or by request at any of our branches.
Closed Circuit Television Viewers
The Aladdin Ultra Closed Circuit Television Viewer is available at all library branches. The viewer employs a video camera lens to enlarge text from 3 to 30 times normal text size and allows patrons to change background and font colors, or look at photographs with ease.
Large Print Collection
All branches have a large print collection of books. Search the large print collection.
The library branches have software that enlarges text on computer screens for the visually impaired (on request).
Regional Resource Center (RRC) for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
As an RRC, the the Voorhees Regional Branch of the Camden County Library System provides special services to deaf and hard of hearing patrons:
- TTY capabilities
- Collection of books and DVDs on hearing loss
- Assisted listening devices - available to use in the library or to be loaned out (for a one month period)
Screen Readers for the Visually Impaired
The computers in the Technology Training Center at the Vogelson Regional Branch have the software program Zoomtext for the vision-impaired. Call 856-772-1636 x 3365 up to one day ahead of time to reserve a computer with this software.
See our Subject Guide: Sources for Disabled Persons
Additional services are available at the New Jersey State Library's Talking Book and Braille Center. Visit the website at http://www.njstatelib.org/talking_books_and-braille/