Donghan Hills Branch Library

General Information

Donghan Hills Branch Library
1617 Richmond Road [between Seaview and Liberty Avenue]
Staten Island, NY 10304
(718) 351 1444
http://www.nypl.org/branch/local/si/dh.cfm

Brief Description

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.

Staff

Mary Pyrak, Branch Librarian, mpyrak@nypl.org

Services Offered

  • Library Services
    • The Library provides large print books, books-on-tape, and access to the Talking Books Library loans. Provides a personal reading machine, and two computers (which have Internet connections) equipped with screen magnification software.