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New magnifier installed at Leatherby Libraries for low-vision readers

November 29, 2011
Brett Fisher, MLIS, chair of library systems and technology at Leatherby Libraries, demonstrates the new magnifier, using a copy of C.C. Chapman's autobiography, "The Career of a Creative Californian, 1853-1944."

Brett Fisher, MLIS, chair of library systems and technology at Leatherby Libraries, demonstrates the new magnifier, using a copy of C.C. Chapman's autobiography, "The Career of a Creative Californian, 1853-1944."

A state of the art magnifying reader that enlarges and brightens books and other printed text and graphics for readers with low vision has been installed at Leatherby Libraries.

The addition of the Merlin electronic magnifier to a second-floor work station in Leatherby was made possible with support from the Disabled Services Department.  Users can adjust the magnification with a single dial and also choose contrast and color settings depending on need or preference.

To learn more about Leatherby Libriaries’ assistive technology, visit the assistive technology portal.

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