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Assistive Technology in Leixlip Community Library

Posted Date: 29 June 2007

Leixlip Community Library has recently expanded our public access information technology to include assistive technology for people with disabilities in our community. 

The equipment now available in the library was provided both by Kildare County Council and the Department of the environment and Local Governament through the National Disability Strategy Funding.  As part of Kildare Library Service’ s continued commitment to providing access to,  and participation in all library services, all of the equipment purchased was recommended by the National Disability Authority and  in consultation with the local disability sector and library users with disabilities.

The equipment now available in the library was provided both by Kildare County Council and the Department of the Environment and Local Government through the National Disability Strategy Funding. As part of Kildare Library Service

The assistive technology includes:

Kurzweil 1000 and 3000 software
Jaws software
Magic software
Plustek Optic Book Scanner
Touch Screen Monitor
CCtv Magnifier
Big Keys Keyboards
42" Plasma Touch Screen
Mobile Hearing Loop for events and meetings
Induction Loop at the desk

In addition to our assistive technology Leixlip Library is a fully accessible building which includes a tactile map, a lift to the upper floor and accessible toilet facilities. The library also provides material for lending in alternative formats for people with disabilities including Audio Books on CD and tape, DVDs and Large Print material.

The staff of Leixlip Library would like to offer an open invitation to all disability groups and individuals with disabilities in Kildare to visit the library. We would also welcome any feedback on the services we provide and suggestions for the future.

Leixlip Community Library Captain's Hill, Leixlip
Executive Librarian: Gillian Allen
Ph: 01 6060050
Email: leixliplib@kildarecoco.ie
Website: www.kildare.ie/library

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