EXTON, PA — The West Goshen Lions Club, West Chester Lions Club, and the Lions of Pennsylvania Foundation teamed up to donate $3500 to the Chester County Library for Orcam MyEye equipment in late June.
The Chester County Library’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee applied for the grant to increase accessibility at the library. The Orcam MyEye equipment is a voice-activated device that attaches to virtually any glasses. It is made for the visually impaired and will help them to access the library’s resources.
The Orcam MyEye equipment is designed to help visually impaired patrons access information independently. The device can instantly read text from a book, smartphone screen, or any other surface. It can also recognize faces and help patrons browse information on their own. This allows library patrons to work more efficiently and independently when they visit the library. The device conveys visual information audibly, in real-time, and greatly improves the services we can provide to our visually impaired community.
The Orcam MyEye equipment will be stored at the Chester County Library’s Reference Desk for patrons to sign out and use in the building. By providing this new service, the Chester County Library hopes to be able to improve the experience of its visually impaired patrons and help them work more independently.
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