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NJ Libraries Expand Web Accessibility for Residents with Low Vision and Reading Disabilities


NJ Libraries Expand Web Accessibility for Residents with Low Vision and Reading Disabilities

State Library to Implement sitecues® Software on its Website and through Public Libraries and Veterans Homes Around the State

The New Jersey State Library’s Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) has launched sitecues, an easy-to-use software designed to both magnify and read text on a website. sitecues has been implemented on the State Library’s website and will be added to TBBC’s Outspoken Library computer kiosks, placed in thirty-eight public libraries and three veterans homes around the state. sitecues is a product of Ai Squared, a leader in the development of assistive technology.

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“sitecues offers visitors to our website, including state government employees and Thomas Edison State College students who rely heavily on our online research tools, an easier way to explore and discover our services. It also allows us to offer our public library partners an easy-to-use accessibility tool which they can offer to their community members who might struggle to read web pages because of a reading disability or because the text is too small,” said Mary Chute, New Jersey State Librarian. “We applaud Ai Squared for developing such an intuitive product.”

“Ai Squared developed sitecues because we recognized the need for an intuitive, uncomplicated piece of assistive software to enhance web browsing. sitecues expands access to millions and shrinks the digital divide for those with low vision or reading impairments. This partnership with the New Jersey State Library is an important step for NJ libraries in expanding access to those with special needs,” said Marc Zablatsky, vice president & general manager of Ai Squared.

Funding for the purchase of the sitecues® software was provided by a grant from the Comcast Foundation. “Creating accessible technology for our customers and bridging the digital divide are two areas of focus at Comcast so we are proud to support the New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center in its effort to make digital technology accessible to everyone. Bringing the sitecues software into public libraries, and to our New Jersey veterans represents a big step toward ensuring the visually impaired have access to important online resources,” said Bill Kettleson, Comcast regional vice president of Government Affairs.

“Data from the National Eye Institute indicates that low vision is growing in the general population and is projected to increase as the population ages. We know that there are people in our NJ communities who need assistance searching the Internet. For the residents in our veterans homes, sitecues will be indispensable. This has a large impact on the quality of a person’s life.” noted Adam Szczepaniak, deputy State Librarian and director of the New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center.

For more information on sitecues by AiSquared, visit To learn more about the New Jersey State Library’s Talking Book & Braille Center, visit:

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