Resources for Westchester Residents with Low or Declining Vision

Coming soon: The Westchester Library System office in Elmsford and the Grinton I. Will Library in Yonkers will be opening two pilot locations for the new VisionLabs program.

If you have questions or suggestions for VisionLabs, contact

Featured Resource: Tele-Support Group - Coping with Vision Loss

The Lighthouse Guild is hosting an adult tele-support group every other Wednesday, at 2 pm EDT. Register at or call 212-769-7833. Email for more information.

What is the WLS VisionLab?

Accessibility at the library (coming summer 2020)

  • Learn to use handheld and desktop magnifiers to enlarge printed text, and handwriting. Color control and text-to-speech technology will allow you to more easily read personal items and library items.
  • Learn to use magnifying software on a library computer.

Accessibility from your home

  • Work one-on-one with a librarian to learn how to use accessibility features on your own phone, tablet, or computer.
  • Learn about technologies and workarounds to remain independent at home.

Connect with Westchester County services

  • Learn about home services, training programs, and other benefits available to you.
  • Learn about how you can receive free audio books by mail through the Talking Books and Braille Library.

VisionLab is a project of the Westchester Library System, paid for in part through a grant from the Field Home Foundation.