The Princeton Public Library offers a variety of services that can aid patrons with vision issues, such as our wide range of large print materials, and our ability to help patrons take advantage of the state’s Talking Books program. We also recently received a Topaz Desktop Magnifier as a donation.
The Topaz Desktop Magnifier has a camera that will clearly enlarge or adjust the contrast and brightness of anything placed under it, with up to 16 different magnification levels. The machine was created for those suffering from macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa, cataracts, and other causes of low vision. It is ideal for reading important small print information common in contracts and prescription bottles.
The Talking Books Program is a state sponsored program to provide a variety of books and magazines to anyone who is blind, visually impaired, or has physical disabilities that prevent them reading standard print. There is no out of pocket expense for users. Under the program, patrons receive a free talking book player that is portable, sturdy and easy to use. Digital audiobooks are available in all genres and delivered directly to the patron’s home. The books and magazines can be ordered by phone, email, the online catalog or by mailing in the order form found in the bimonthly Talking Books Topics catalog. The state also has a reader advisor service that is available Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Stop in the library for a free demonstration. The library can also certify patrons’ eligibility by signing their applications.