Adaptive technology includes any tools or equipment that assist patrons in accessing information and communication resources. The following adaptive technologies are available at the Novi Public Library:
Adaptive Technology Computer
The Adaptive Technology Computer was funded by the Oakland County Community Development Block Grant awarded to us by the City of Novi with assistance from the Novi Lions Club and the non-profit, eBlind. The software includes JAWS for Windows making the Internet and other computer programs accessible to visually impaired persons. We also have Zoomtext for magnifying the computer's screen and Openbook software for scanning and reading text to those visually impaired. The 20" screen also helps the visually impaired individual. In addition, the keyboard has keys with large print and Braille stickers on them; and for those with limited hand mobility there is a special mouse. The computer sits on a height adjustable table to accommodate wheelchairs. This computer is available for use by any handicapped patron. If you are interested in using this computer please call 248-349-0720, and ask for Outreach Librarians.
Novi Public Library owns a large collection of magnifiers in different levels of magnification, styles, etc. These magnifiers are available for check-out so patrons may "test drive" the different magnifiers before making an expensive purchase for themselves.
The Optelec viewer is a very powerful closed-circuit television magnifying reading system. Available only in the library.
Come prepared to save your work!
Be sure to bring your own flash drive, portable hard drive, CD/DVD, or have a cloud account to save your work. The Check-Out Desk has 8GB flash drives for $5.