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Health & Support Services

Library Resources

  • NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) is a free “screen reader” which enables blind and vision impaired people to use computers.
    It reads the text on the screen in a computerized voice. You can control what is read to you by moving the cursor to the relevant area of text with a mouse or the arrows on your keyboard. Available for use at every library in Gaston County.
  • Finding Free eBooks & eAudiobooks A help guide for Library and other sources' online books.
    Go to: http://gastonlibrary.libguides.com/free-e-books_e-audiobooks
    • OverDrive Accessibility Guide: Accessibility features are included in OverDrive Media Console for Windows and Mac, including compatibility with popular screen readers and keyboard shortcuts.
      Go to: http://www.overdrive.com/software/omc/accessibility.aspx

Other Libraries

The State Library of North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) is a special public library that circulates books and magazines especially made for persons who cannot use regular printed material because of a visual or physical disability. The library is located in Raleigh, but mails materials throughout the state. See the eligibility guidelines for membership.
Go to: http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/index.html

    LBPH -- Digital Services

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