Photo from L-R: Cllr Roger Kennedy, Cathaoirleach of Tipperary County Council, Jacinta Murray, Library Service, Cllr David Dunne, Cathaoirleach of Carrick on Suir Municipal District, Ann Marie Brophy, Library Service. [Photo: Marguerite Kent]
Tipperary County Council Library Service is delighted to be able to offer the C-Pen Readerpen to borrow from all of our branches.
The Readerpen is a state-of-the-art assistive technology designed to support independent reading and learning. Simply scan text with the Readerpen and it will read it aloud as you move over the words. Additional functions include a dictionary tool that will give you the instant definition of a word once you scan it. You can also scan and store text internally or scan it to a computer. There is also a voice recorder included which saves MP3 voice notes.
Launching the new service for Tipperary readers, Cllr Roger Kennedy, Cathaoirleach of Tipperary County Council said “The Readerpens are a welcome addition to the inclusive services offered by the Library Service. Along with BorrowBox for eBooks and eAudiobooks, and Touch-Type Read and Spell (TTRS), the Library Service now offers a variety of technology and assistive equipment to those who need it.”
Simply scan text with the C-Pen and it will read it aloud for you.
With 3GB of storage space and no Wi-Fi requirement the Readerpen is a self-contained learning tool with adjustable preferences (type of reading voice, speed of reading, punctuation pause duration, volume) to suit readers of all ages and levels.
Cllr David Dunne, Cathaoirleach of Carrick on Suir Municipal District said “The Readerpens support independent reading and will be of particular use to people with dyslexia, learning a new language, or those who with a vision impairment.”
This service has received the support of the Dormant Accounts Fund.
If you’re not already a library member, you can join online or in a library branch. All library members can borrow up to 12 items at a time, choose from a catalogue of 12 million items, and get free access to a suite of online services, such as eBooks, magazines, and language learning.
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