Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Jersey Library Makes Reading and Computer Use Easier for Seniors

Reading books and using the computer just got easier for senior patrons of the West Caldwell Public Library in New Jersey. The library has opened what is being called the Savvy Senior Center, a dedicated area featuring equipment designed to make the tasks of reading and using the computer easier for senior citizens.

An electronic magnifier enlarges type so that those who have difficulty reading standard sized print may once again enjoy their favorite books and magazines. A computer in the center offers larger type, as well as computer instruction tutorials.

Hopefully the Savvy Senior Center, which is open to public, is a model that will be replicated in libraries around the country to accommodate the needs not only of seniors, but of the low vision community as well.

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