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New library technology aims to help the blind

WORTH CO., GA (WALB) -

New technology in libraries could make enjoying a book easier for folks who are visually impaired. 

These new pieces have been installed in libraries across Georgia to improve access to library programs.

The Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services, or GLASS, issued a video magnifier, portable magnifying devices, and a voice reading machine that reads documents aloud. 

"I'm hoping to reach folks that have never been in the library, who don't know that these services are available, because we are here for you, and we'd love to see you, and we'd love to sit down and show you how to use the equipment," said Margaret Jones Public Library Director Leigh Wiley.

You can check out these new improvements at your local library now. 

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