We have materials, programs, and equipment designed for patrons who may not be able to read standard print materials.
Large Print Books
- The text in large print books is larger than usual and has increased spacing between lines to make it easier to read.
- View a list of our large print books.
- Books on CD, Playaways, and downloadable audiobooks are available.
- Download audiobooks from OverDrive or hoopla.
- JAWS (Job Access With Speech) is a screen reader for computers that allows blind and visually impaired users to read the screen via text-to-speech.
- Each of our branches has a machine with JAWS.
- Click here to learn how to use JAWS.
- TOPAZ is a desktop video magnifier equipped with a camera that allows users to magnify materials and objects.
- TOPAZ is only available at our East Regional Library
Talking Book and Braille Library (State Library of Louisiana)
- A free service for Louisiana residents of all ages who are unable to read standard print materials due to a visual impairment, physical disability, or a reading disability.
- Materials include big books, Braille books, cassette books, descriptive videos, digital books, large print books, and magazines.
- Click here for more information, eligibility requirements, and an application.