Magnification

If you're able to use functional vision, you may benefit from the use of a Closed Circuit Television System (CCTV), or Screen Magnification Software.

Closed Circuit Television

A Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is an electronic magnification system consisting of a video camera, reading tray, and large video monitor. CCTVs can be used to read books, magazines, food containers, prescription bottles, photographs, anything you need to access for employment and independence. Material to be read is placed on the reading tray beneath the camera, the desired magnification level and other adjustments are selected and the text is read on the television screen. Using a CCTV is relatively easy with some training and practice.

Screen Magnification Software

Screen magnification software increases the size of text and graphics on the computer screen. This software can work on Windows, Macintosh, Unix, and other computer platforms. Using a screen magnification software program, you can gain full access to computers, software, information, and the internet. You can magnify the size of text and graphics to a level that is most comfortable for working with your applications.
This information is provided by the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind.