Countee Cullen Branch Library
104 West 136 Street [near Lenox Avenue]
New York, NY 10030
(212) 491 2070
- Library Services
- As a branch library, some assistive technology is available for people who are blind and visually impaired. These include personal reading machines and screen magnification software. There is also a small collection of large print and audio books. Friendly librarians are available for assistance. Beginning on March 1, all 2,675 PCs in New York Public Library branches in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island will offer JAWS 5.0 and MAGIC 9.0 software to assist computer users who are blind or have low-vision. This new software, developed by Freedom Scientific, provides screen magnification and speech synthesis to assist library patrons who are blind or have low-vision with standard computer applications like Microsoft Word, Excel, e-mail, and searching the Internet. Languages included in the JAWS software are: American English, British English, Castilian Spanish, Latin American Spanish, French, French Canadian, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Finnish. Headphones are necessary when using JAWS and MAGIC and are available at no charge to patrons who need to use the assistive software.