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Services for the visually impaired

2007-03-31 16:08:47



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There are five special seats for our visually impaired readers in the Internet room of the central building (08 Reviczky utca 1.) and in the Music Collection (08 Ötpacsirta utca 4).

The Jaws for Windows screen-reader, Omnipage Pro character-identifier softwares, flat scanner and earphones connected to the machines make the flat-surface-printed documents available to read. So almost all the library services are provided for the visually impaired. They can use books with large printed letters (libraries circulating such books), listen to sound records and talking books (libraries circulating such books). They can use the online catalogue system (it is not accessible temporarily) subscribed online databases – EBSCO, Web of Science, Sociological Abstract etc. - , literature databases developed by the library (the database of town history, SocioWeb, Literature Bibliography and Tale Bibliography) and the Internet. Word and Excel programmes are also installed to the computers. Braille Music Editor – the program for editing music scores is available (mainly for those who can read Braille scores. Scanned and edited texts can be printed by the Braille printer with mains supply; they can be saved in files (to floppy or CD) if required.

Computer use is free of charge for our visually impaired readers. Copying and saving files are partly charged (price of the floppy and CD). 10 edited pages of A/4 are free if they are printed in Braille (it includes about 10 sheets of two pages printed in Braille.

Reading device for the visually impaired can be found in the general reading room on the 4th floor of the Central Library. It magnifies the pages of the books and journals placed on it; texts can be read on the screen next to the device. Magnifiers to read are available for the visually impaired on the premises of the library. Magnifiers may be asked in the open accesss area on the second floor and in the general reading room on the fourth floor.


Services are available:

Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library / Central Library
1088 Budapest Szabó Ervin tér 1.
Entrance: Reviczky utca 1.
Telephone: 411-5000; extension: 5100

Music Collection
08 Ötpacsirta u. 4.
Phone: 411-5000; extension: 5128


Opening hours:

Central Library:

Monday 10 - 20
Tuesday 10 - 20
Wednesday 10 - 20
Thursday 10 - 20
Friday 10 - 20
Saturday 10 - 16


Music Collection:

Monday 10 - 20
Tuesday 10 - 20
Wednesday 10 - 20
Thursday 10 - 20
Friday 10 - 20
Saturday 10 - 16

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