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Adaptive Technology

ADA Definition: "Assistive [Adaptive] Technology is any aid or device that provides individuals with disabilities with an effective method to access information that has traditionally been inaccessible because of a disability."

Our Adaptive Technology Librarians, Scott Norris and Bridgid Turner, are available by appointment to familiarize patrons with various devices and applications. To set up an appointment or for general inquiries, please call 1-800-992-9012.


Resources for purchasing Adaptive Technology

There are many products available that can make life easier for the visually impaired: talking products, games, magnifiers, resource guides, etc. Below are links to a couple of the more popular manufacturers and resources. Or visit The Visually Impaired Information Center, Inc. website for a full list of Michigan based companies that carry a variety of adaptive technology items.