Sacramento Public Library

Internet computer for the visually-impaired available at Sacramento’s Central Library

1/30/2013
The Sacramento Public Library is making it easier for the visually-impaired to browse the Internet by using the JAWS® Screen Reader software at its Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento.
 
JAWS® is a text-to-speech software program that enables visually-impaired library patrons to “surf” the Internet using keystroke commands to navigate the computer screen while listening through headphones.

It was developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content.  The special software reads aloud what is on the computer screen and gives the user a unique set of tools for navigating and accesses Web pages and all screen content.

Located on the Central Library’s second floor, this dedicated computer is available during the library’s open hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 12 noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Use of this computer is free, though there is a nominal charge to print 15¢ per page.  A Sacramento Public Library card or e-card is required. 

To arrange use for this computer, please call the library at (916) 264-2920.