New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Library, Accessibility Services
All four research centers of the New York Public Library are fully accessible to individuals with disabilities, and the Library staff is always available to assist. The New York Public Library’s public access computers are equipped with easy-to-use font enlargement functions, as well as specialized software, JAWS (a computer screen reading program for people with vision loss), and MAGic (a screen magnification program that enlarges words or images on a computer screen). In addition, the Science, Industry, and Business Library has text magnifiers available, providing different levels of magnification and enhanced lighting for easier reading of printed material. The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building has Kurzweil Personal Readers which convert printed text into synthetic text; text magnifiers; and a microfilm magnification lens (available upon request in the Microform Reading Room on the first floor). The Library of Performing Arts has Kurzweil Personal Readers.