Assistive Technology

Ipswich Libraries provides a variety of tools to assist people with visual or physical impairment in independently accessing print and online information.

Victor Reader Stratus Digital Audio Book Player

The Victor Stratus player gives you exceptional access to DAISY, MP3 books and music on CDs. With simple press of arrow keys users can perform navigation functions such as jump to previous or next chapter, section, page, music track. The Stratus4 model is highly accessible and user-friendly. Please see library staff or email for further information. 


The Clearview Reader is a unique desktop video magnifier that is designed to improve your reading experience. Select your preferred reading voice and sit back, relax, and listen to documents as they are read aloud. Combining a clear voice with magnification or high contrast makes reading so much easier. It can instantly convert any printed text into speech. It makes it possible to have access to information in a way that is most comfortable and easy to you. Especially long texts are now easy to read or listen to. The Clearview Reader is located on Level 1 at Springfield Central Library near the Info Desk, and located in the Ipswich History Room at Ipswich Central Library. Please see library staff for assistance.

Magnifier (CCTV)

The black and white magnifier enables users to enlarge reading materials on a computer screen. The text is placed on a movable table, set at the desired magnification level and viewed on the screen. The CCTV magnifier is located at Ipswich Central Library and Springfield Central Library. Please see library staff for assistance.


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