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Library Accessibility Resources

Finding Large Type Books

The HCC Libraries regularly purchase large type editions of books needed for your research. These books are searchable in the Library's online catalog and via Encore.

Library Catalog Search

  • Use the yellow Books & Media tab on the Library homepage
  • Select Subject from the dropdown
  • Type large type as your search key
  • Use the Additional Entries link to see them all
  • Sort your search using the Sort dropdown at the top of the list of titles
  • OR
  • Modify your search using the Modify Search button above the search bar
  • Note that the last item on the modify screen allows you to search for specific words in several useful fields.

Using Not-So-Large-Type Books and Magazines

  • Persons with reduced vision can read books in the libraries with a Ruby 7 Handheld Video Magnifier. These little gems are easy to operate and slide along the page. They are very small and do not even require a desk or tabletop.
  • Persons with complete vision loss may use Adobe Acrobat to read scanned pages. articles, and even books on library computers. Entire books may be scanned for this purpose as part of the Copyright Fair Use Guidelines.
  • JAWS is also available on some library computers.
  • Some HCC Libraries have standalone CCTV units.

Watch as Jenn Stidham walks you through the search process for large print books.

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