Farmington Community Library serves community members facing mobility, cognitive, hearing, and vision disabilites. The goal of the Disability Support Collection is to enhance the public library experience by offering accessible software, materials, and other assistive items.

Items in the collection can only be picked up at the location where they are housed. These items cannot be placed on hold, they are first-come, first-served. The items must be returned to the Circulation desk at the location they were borrowed from. Items will be checked out for 7 days, and have an option to renew for an additional week.

Funding for the items in this collection is provided in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library of Michigan.

Disability Support Collection Items
An ideal aid for users who experience low vision, macular degeneration, eye strain, or other visual impairments. The magnifier is optimal to enhance reading and viewing very fine details, can magnify up to 6x, and includes a lightweight, ergonomically designed handle.
The oversized BIGtrack mouse is an easy, effective tool for moving your cursor across the screen and click easily without moving the cursor inadvertently. It’s a valuable tool for users who lack fine motor skills, have weak hands, or have arthritis, making it difficult to use a regular mouse.
An ideal aid for users who experience low vision, vision loss, learning difficulties, neurodiversity, or are English Language Learners (ELL). The C-Pen Reader includes the following features: multiple dictionaries that provide word definitions, high-speed AI-based text recognition, easy-to-access dictionary support, word breakdown functions, and a built-in microphone that allows the user to easily record audio, which is then saved in the device for easy retrieval.
Perkins Braillers are the world’s standard for Brailling excellence. Featuring adjustable margin stops, they will accommodate paper up to fourteen inches long and have large paper feed knobs. They will emboss 25 lines with 42 cells on a standard 11” x 11-1/2” sheet of Braille paper.
An ideal aid for users who experience color blindness, low vision, amblyopia, or other visual impairments. The magnifier supports seventeen color modes, and five brightness levels and can magnify objects 4x-32x.
This handheld CCTV electronic magnifier is designed for people who prefer a large screen but want maximum portability. Its features include two 21-megapixel cameras, 30x magnification, stunning HD quality, an easy-to-navigate touchscreen, and large buttons for easy access to key functions.
The headphones have a frequency response range of 20Hz – 20kHz, have adaptive noise canceling features, ambient aware technology that helps increase ambient sounds, hands-free voice control, autoplay, and pause features, and are capable of 50 hours of listening time.
This 8” x 11” jumbo talking calculator is ideal for low vision users who need to do standard calculations. Features include a large readout screen, a repeat key, 1” square pads, white numbers and characters measuring .75”, three volume levels, and an earphone jack.
This high-contrast, the black-on-yellow keyboard is ideal for low vision users. The bolded letters and characters measure .5”, and the keyboard keys measure .75”. This keyboard connects with a USB.
The mouse is equipped with any surface tracking, and its ergonomic design features a silhouette crafted for a more natural wrist posture and optimally placed thumb controls. The mouse stays powered for up to 70 days on a full charge, and a 1-minute charge powers the mouse for up to 3 hours.
An ideal aid for users who experience low vision, vision loss, reading fatigue, or other visual impairments. The OrCam MyEye Pro is a wearable, voice-activated device capable of real-time text reading, smart reading, facial recognition, product identification, currency recognition, barcode reading, and color detection.
An ideal aid for users who experience low vision, vision loss, reading fatigue, or other visual impairments. The OrCam Read 3 uses highly accurate OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to capture and read aloud printed or digital text from any surface; it can also zoom in on text, handwriting, photos, graphics, etc., and has a Smart Reading feature that finds and navigates through specific words or sections within text.
The keyboard is spherically dished, has hand proximity sensors that turn the backlighting on, and has stroke keys that match the shape of the user’s fingertips. Users can type on multiple computers in one fluid workflow and pair with up to three devices. The keyboard is compatible with Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android.
The CD player has dual speakers that allow users to listen to CDs and audiobooks with or without earbuds. It can be used via the car’s AUX port or to an external sound system and supports CD, MP3, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, MP3, and WMA formats.
A keyboard design for low vision users. Each key and button label is easy to see due to its 36-point text and “black on yellow” high-contrast color scheme. Installed on two computers at the FCL Farmington Hills location and on one computer at the FCL Farmington location.