At the Port Angeles Library you will find a specially designed computer with an extra-large monitor, large high-contrast keyboard, and special software for magnifying and narrating what is on the computer screen. The library also has a magnification device for enlarging printed text. Staff will be happy to assist you with the special-use computer and the text-enlarger.
All equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis during library open hours.
Each NOLS library has a selection of large print books, audiobooks on CD, and Playaways, which are particularly helpful to individuals with low vision. The library also offers DVDs available with closed-captioning options and audio description.
In general, most DVDs come with a subtitles or a closed caption option for the hearing impaired. Audio-described films make it possible for a person with visual impairments to both hear the dialog in a film and also to hear a description of the physical action taking place. To find which films provide this feature, search the catalog using this subject phrase: films for people with visual disabilities.
The entire collection of materials is accessible through the catalog. Materials may be shipped to the branch that is most convenient for you.