public library recently received a unique device to help those with impaired
sight read books and periodicals better. But head librarian Joe D'Elia says the
Merlin desktop video magnifier has a wider range of uses.
-- (Reading 1 36 sec "It
has a TV screen ... put it on that setting.")
Lions Club, known for advancing better eye-sight related causes worldwide,
donated the machine to the A. Holmes Johnson Library about six weeks ago.
in that time, the Merlin has received moderate use, as there are library
patrons who do benefit from a closer view:
-- (Reading 2 33 sec "We
do have a large print ... see in more detail.")
the Merlin, which is set up near the library's computer's, is pretty simple to
use, but the staff is happy to show anyone how it's operated. Merlin desktop
video magnifiers sell for between 2,000 and 5,000 dollars, depending on their
screen size and features.