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Aging and Disability Resources Last Updated: Apr 15, 2024 9:20 AM

Assistive Technology

The Access Services branch of the Fairfax County Public Library removes barriers to library services for people with disabilities.

The following assistive equipment is available at Access Services. Demonstrations are available by appointment.

Many branches offer assistive equipment. Contact the information desk at your local library branch for additional information.

  • FM, Infrared, and Audio Loop Assisted Listening

Access Services loans portable FM, infrared or loop systems for meetings and events. Please call to reserve an assisted listening system two weeks in advance.

  • Magnifiers

Access Services has magnifiers available for loan. Please call to reserve magnifiers two weeks in advance.

  • myReader2

myReader2 is an auto reader and magnifier, which must be used at Access Services.

  • PhonicEar®: Personal Listening FM System

Augments speech through headphones with the presenter using a small microphone. Please call to reserve a personal listening device two weeks in advance.

  • SARA Scanning and Reading Appliance

A scanner that recognizes text, translates it into speech then reads the text aloud.

  • Braille Display Device

Electronic display that translates text into electronically raised pins simulating braille.

  • Perkins Brailler

Typewriter-style machine that writes in braille.


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