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 Reader Stratus 12 player can read content found on CDs, SD cards, USB memory and is DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) and MP3 compatible. The DAISY format enables people with vision impairment to utilise functions to access audio books effectively. The Victor Reader Stratus has simple to use functions and a numeric keypad for navigation. Contact Library staff for an application form.

Plextalk PTX1 Daisy Player

The Plextalk PTX1 DAISY Player is an easy-to-use digital talking book player designed for users with a print disability. The player reads DAISY talking books, spoken word and music on CD, USB or SD card. Contact Library staff for an application form.

ScannaR Reading Scanner

The ScannaR scans any book, document or letter and reads it back to you in seconds. It has a voice activated playback function, USB port, headphone jack and CD drive. It is located outside Study Room 1 on the 1st floor of the Ipswich Central Library. 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 next to the ScannaR Reading Scanner, outside Study Room 1 on the 1st floor of Ipswich Central Library. See library staff for assistance.

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