Halifax Assistive Technology at the Holmes Public Library

The Holmes Public Library will soon offer assistive technology and training for people with vision loss and those who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Assistive Technology Programs | Technology at the Library | Assistive Resources


Sensitivity Panel - Tuesday, March 12,   3 - 4 p.m.
Representatives from various areas of the community will discuss disability issues and services.
More information on Sensitivity Panel

Open House - Wednesday, May 1,   4 - 7 p.m.
Drop by our Open House to learn about our new technology, materials and services.

Sandbox Day
Take a look at assistive technology and equipment

One-on-One Training
Training with the new technology


Patrons will have access to the following technologies in the library:

Merlin Elite Video Magnifier with text to speech - A high performance desktop video magnifier. High definition color and contrast provides a crystal clear view of your reading material with optional text to speech.

Zoom Text Magnifier/Reader USB Drive enlarges and enhances everything on your computer screen, making all applications easy to see and use.

Large Print Keyboard makes typing easier for those with vision impairment.

Personal FM Listening System broadcasts to individual listeners up to 150 feet away.

Pocket Magnifiers assist in reading regular print magazines & books.

Expanded Library Collections - large print, books-on-CD, DVDs with audio descriptions or closed captions.

Using these technologies, people with low vision can do word processing, email, search the internet and much more. Patrons who have hearing loss can enjoy greater participation in library programs.

Assistive Resources

Federally funded with LSTA funds through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.