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Southwest Georgia Libraries has new assistive technology

The library now has special equipment to make reading a whole lot easier. The library now has special equipment to make reading a whole lot easier.
The new technology is designed to help those who are visually impaired or have other challenges. The new technology is designed to help those who are visually impaired or have other challenges.
For those who have medical proof of a disability, representatives will send digital books in the mail for free. For those who have medical proof of a disability, representatives will send digital books in the mail for free.
Catherine Vanstone, Assistant Director of Bainbridge Public Library Catherine Vanstone, Assistant Director of Bainbridge Public Library
BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) -

Southwest Georgia Libraries will soon be fully equipped with new technology to help those who are visually impaired or have other challenges.

The Bainbridge public library has that assistive technology equipment now.

For those who cannot hold, handle, or see well enough to read books. The library now has special equipment to make reading a whole lot easier.

"It reads the letter out loud or whatever document you put underneath it, it reads it to you," said Assistant Director Catherine Vanstone. "We also have a large print keyboard that we have put on a computer to make it easier for you to type and be able to see those letters as well as a hand held magnifier."

The assistive technology devices are not allowed for checkout.

But for those who have medical proof of a disability, representatives will send digital books in the mail for free.

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