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Access and Equipment for People with Disabilities

Equipment for the use of people with disabilities is available in the Library. Closed circuit magnification devices are available in the Main Reading Room, the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room, and the Employment Office. This equipment allows magnification of materials from the collections for people with visual impairments. A variety of equipment for people with disabilities is available to provide auditory and large print access to records in the Library's Online Catalog. "Window-Eyes" software (a speech synthesizer for auditory access) is available in the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room. Additional assistive technology is available to researchers by reservation; contact (202) 707-6362 or

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