August 5, 2008

Library Computer to Help Disabled Patrons

By Staff Reports

EDEN -- A new computer workstation at the Eden Public Library caters to patrons with poor vision and other disabilities.

The workstation has an extra-large monitor and a keyboard with large keys that are color-coded for vowels and consonants.

The table that holds it can be adjusted to different heights.

The computer has Internet access and the latest version of Microsoft Office. Other features include the Read & Write Gold program, which lets the computer read documents to patrons, and Dragon Naturally Speaking, which lets users speak commands to the computer.

A Library Services and Technology Act grant and money from the Friends of the Eden Library paid for the project.

-- From Staff Reports

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