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Disability Resources

This guide offers information about Assistive Technology at PPLD, books, websites, and local resources on disabilities.

PPLD Assistive Technology by library location.

Sign Language Interpreters

Please make arrangements for ASL interpreting at least 7 days before library-sponsored programs by contacting dmassie@ppld.org.

Assistive Technology at Cheyenne Mountain Library

  • Large-type keyboard
  • Magnifying glass
  • Track ball mouse
  • VRS-equipped laptop

Assistive Technology at East Library

  • Assistive technology workstation with the following features:
  • Hardware:
    • Adjustable table and wrist rests
    • Headphones and microphone
    • Large-print keyboard
    • Speakers
    • Track ball mouse
  • Software
    • Dragon NaturallySpeaking: Voice recognition program. The user can control the computer by speaking to it.
    • JAWS: Screen reader for blind and low vision users
    • OpenBook and PEARL Camera: Text to speech conversion of print materials
    • ZoomText: Magnifier software
  • Reader Pen (available at staff desk): Compact digital pen scans and reads text aloud for people who have dyslexia, low vision, or those who speak English as a second language.
  • Sorenson Video Relay Service: A videophone allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired to communicate using American Sign Language through video equipment. It replaces TTY or Text Telephone.

Assistive Technology at Fountain Library

  • Large-type keyboard
  • Magnifying glass
  • Track ball mouse

Assistive Technology High Prairie Library

  • Large-Type keyboard
  • Magnifying glass
  • Track ball mouse
  • VRS-equipped laptop

Assistive Technology at Library 21C

  • Assistive technology workstation with the following features:
  • Hardware
    • Adjustable table and wrist rests
    • Headphones and microphone
    • Large-print keyboard
    • Speakers
    • Track ball mouse
  • Software
    • Dragon NaturallySpeaking: Voice recognition program. The user can control the computer by speaking to it.
    • JAWS: Screen reader for blind and low vision users
    • ZoomText: Magnifier/reader software
  • Hearing Loop: The Columbine Meeting Room provides a hearing loop to assist individuals with hearing loss. Switch device to T-Coil setting, or ask for portable receivers.
  • Sorenson Video Relay Service: A videophone allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired to communicate using American Sign Language through video equipment. It replaces TTY or Text Telephone.

Assistive Technology at Manitou Springs Library

  • Large-type keyboard
  • Magnifying glass
  • Track ball mouse
  • VRS-equipped laptop

Assistive Technology at Monument Library

  • Large-type keyboard
  • Magnifying glass
  • Track ball mouse
  • VRS-equipped laptop

Assistive Technology at Old Colorado City Library

  • Large-type keyboard
  • Magnifying glass
  • Track ball mouse
  • VRS-equipped laptop

Assistive Technology at Palmer Lake Library

  • Large-type keyboard
  • Magnifying glass
  • Track ball mouse

Assistive Technology at the Penrose Library

  • Assistive technology workstations with the following features:
    Hardware

    Software

    • Headphones and microphone
    • Large-print keyboard
    • Speakers
    • Track ball mouse
    • Dragon NaturallySpeaking: Voice recognition program. The user can control the computer by speaking to it.
    • JAWS: Screen reader for blind and low vision users
    • OpenBook and PEARL Camera: Text to speech conversion of print materials
    • ZoomText: Magnifier/reader software
  • Hearing Loop: The Columbine Meeting Room provides a hearing loop to assist individuals with hearing loss. Switch device to T-Coil setting, or ask for portable receivers.
  • Reader Pen (available at staff desk): Compact digital pen scans and reads text aloud for people who have dyslexia, low vision, or those who speak English as a second language.
  • Sorenson Video Relay Service: A videophone allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired to communicate using American Sign Language through video equipment. It replaces TTY or Text Telephone.

Assistive Technology at Rockrimmon Library

  • Large-type keyboard
  • Magnifying glass
  • Track ball mouse

Assistive Technology at Ruth Holley Library

  • Large-type keyboard
  • Magnifying glass
  • Track ball mouse
  • VRS-equipped laptop

 

Assistive Technology at the Sand Creek Library

  • Large-type keyboard
  • Magnifying glass
  • Track ball mouse
  • VRS-equipped laptop

Assistive Technology at the Ute Pass Library

  • Large-type keyboard
  • Magnifying glass
  • Track ball mouse
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