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Disabilities

Library Resources for Disabled Persons

Audiobooks
For patrons who are visually impaired, a good alternative may be an audiobook.  The library offers audiobooks on CD or through our growing collection of downloadable electronic audiobooks.

Large Print Collection
All branches have a large print collection of books.  When searching our catalog, CamCat, go to Advanced Search.  Click the tab for Collections and check the box for Large Print.  You can enter keyword search terms, or leave the search field blank to see all Large Print books.

Assistive Listening Device Loan Program
The Voorhees Regional Branch of the Camden County Library System partners with the NJ Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to lend assistive listening devices.  Two types of systems are available: Personal FM Systems for use up to 150 feet, and Wide Area FM Systems for use in larger spaces. Both systems are portable and come with simple instructions. They readily connect to all types of hearing aids and cochlear implants, and also work with ear-buds or lightweight headsets.  These systems combine a transmitter placed near the desired sounds, which is wirelessly linked to a small receiver that you wear. This receiver, in turn, delivers those sounds directly into the amplification device in your ear(s).  Please contact the Adult Services Department at 856-772-1636 x7311 or ref@camdencountylibrary.org for more informaton or to borrow these devices.

New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center (TBBC)
TBBC serves New Jersey residents of all ages (children, teens and adults) who cannot read standard print or who cannot hold a book or turn the pages of a book because of a physical impairment, a reading disability, or a visual mpairment. TBBC provides no-cost, home-delivered services as a regional library of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), a division of the U.S. Library of Congress.  Apply for the service here.

The Camden County Library also participates in the Talking Book & Braille Center's Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) program. Participants can choose from tens of thousands of  accessible audiobooks, dozens of audio magazines, and over 11,000 Braille files.  All of these materials can be downloaded from the Braille and Audio Reading Download site (BARD). You must be registered with TBBC in order to register for BARD. Call TBBC toll-free at 800-792-8322.   Library staff at the Voorhees branch can help with downloading these materials.

New Jersey Self-Help Clearinghouse
The Clearinghouse collects local support group information for a wide variety of topics, from diabilitites to addictions to parenting.  Camden County resources can be found here.
 

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