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Caregivers Resources: Visually Impaired

poklib.org - ReciteMe

ReciteMe is one of the latest improvement to our website.


'Recite' is a cloud-based web accessibility solution which allows PPLD's visitors to customize the library's website the way they need it to work for them.

  • Software includes:
    • text to speech functionality,
    • dyslexia software,
    • an interactive dictionary,
    • a translation tool with over 100 languages and many other features.
  • Recite works across all devices.
  • Options to assist users include changing:
    • font size,
    • color,
    • ead aloud option,
    • language and more...

You'll find the service labeled as "Accessibility" on our uppermost menu bar.

If you are unable to see the service, please close your browser and reopen it. If you access the library's webpage using a bookmark you may need to save an updated bookmark. 

We're also working on adding 'Recite' to our EventKeeper and TixKeeper services in order to round out the entire patron experience.

If you'd like to learn more about the various features visit http://www.reciteme.com/ .
If you have any questions or are experiencing technical issues please call and let us know at the Reference Desk, (845) 485-3445 x3702.


ZoomText Software

We currently have one computer on the Main Floor at the Adriance Memorial Library with ZoomText Software. ZoomText allows text magnification with optional screen reading and works within applications, email and the internet. If you'd like to try this please bring headphones and ask for assistance at the Reference desk.

State Funded Equipment for the Blind

Talking Book and Braille Library - New York State Library


The New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) is a free library service for eligible residents of upstate New York who are unable to use standard print materials due to a visual or physical disability. Once the application has been approved materials are mailed to and from library patrons at their homes at no charge. Currently, over 15,000 New Yorkers of all ages are registered for TBBL services.

The TBBL collection includes fiction and nonfiction audio and braille books, with over 70 magazine subscriptions available as well. The Library loans playback machines to those using audio books; books can also be downloaded directly to a tablet or smartphone.

Services Available to:

  • Adults
  • Children / Students
  • Schools
  • Other Institutions

Related Resources:

To view a Talking Book device contact Bev Santero at the Adriance Memorial Library by phone at (845) 485-3445 x3356 or email: bsantero@poklib.org .

Large Print Books & Books on CD

Search the phrase 'large print' (surrounded by quotes) for a list of Large Print books available in the Mid-Hudson Library System(MHLS)'s Online Catalog (OPAC).

  • Narrow your results using any combination from the left-hand side of the screen.

Similarly,

Search the phrase 'book on cd' (surrounded by quotes) for a list of Books on CD available in the MHLS.

  • Narrow your results using any combination from the left-hand side of the screen.

** Remember, 'Books on CD' are 4 3/4 inch digital sound discs that need to be played in a Compact Disc player (or a compatible drive on your computer). **



You can also,

Search the OPAC by: author, title or keyword and then,

  • Narrow the results by selecting 'Large Print' or 'Book on CD' listed under Format.

e-Library (eBooks & audiobooks)

Visit our e-Library to search for and download e-books & audiobooks available from the Poughkeepsie Public Library District. Adjust the settings on your individual device to change the text size, color and brightness for eBooks or download an audiobook to listen to.

hoopla digital allows Poughkeepsie Library District card holders to check out eight items every month, including movies, music, e-books, audio books, and comics.

 

OverDrive (or the Libby app , depending on the device you're using) delivers best-selling e-books and audiobooks for checkout, download, and transfer to supported mobile devices for all Mid-Hudson Library patrons. 

RBdigital Audiobooks offer a collection of classic audiobooks to all Mid-Hudson Library patrons.
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books that teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. This service is available to all Mid-Hudson Library patrons.

DaybyDayNY provides new fun reading activities daily! All Mid-Hudson Library patrons can stream this service from an internet connected device.

Click on the "Read With Me" button, then select Storyline Online and listen to Screen Actors Guild members read children's books aloud...

Novelist K-8 is a site that can be used to find the next great book to read for children from birth to teen. This service is funded by the library District and available to all Mid-Hudson Library patrons!