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Enhanced Vision - Merlin Ultra Full HD Video Magnifier

Merlin Ultra Desktop Electronic Magnifier

The Greenburgh Public Library is committed to providing accessible resources to all community members, including those with low vision. We are proud to offer the Merlin Ultra Desktop Electronic Magnifier, a cutting-edge assistive technology designed to enhance the reading and viewing experience for individuals with visual impairments.


  • High-Definition Clarity: The Merlin Ultra provides superior image quality with full HD, ensuring text and images are displayed with incredible clarity and contrast.
  • Large Viewing Screen: The large display makes reading books, newspapers, and magazines more comfortable and accessible.
  • Adjustable Magnification: With magnification levels ranging from 1.9x to 104x, users can easily adjust the size of text and images to suit their needs.
  • Easy-to-Use Controls: Simple and intuitive controls make it easy to adjust magnification, contrast, and brightness, allowing for a personalized viewing experience.
  • Color Modes: Multiple color contrast modes, including true color, black on white, white on black, and more, help accommodate various visual preferences and conditions.
  • Auto-Focus: The auto-focus feature ensures that the text and images remain sharp and clear without the need for manual adjustments.


  • Enhanced Independence: The Merlin Ultra helps individuals with low vision read and view materials independently, promoting self-reliance and confidence.
  • Versatile Usage: Ideal for reading, writing, viewing photos, and even engaging in hobbies, the Merlin Ultra supports a wide range of activities.
  • Comfortable Viewing: Adjustable screen height and tilt options allow for ergonomic positioning, reducing strain during prolonged use.

How to Access:

  • The Merlin Ultra is available for use during library hours. Library staff are trained to provide assistance and demonstrations to help you get started. 

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  • Text-to-Speech (TTS): Supports VoiceOver (iOS) and TalkBack (Android).
  • Adjustable Text Size and Font: Various sizes and dyslexia-friendly fonts.
  • Customizable Colors: Dark mode, sepia, and high-contrast options.
  • Navigation: Screen reader-friendly, with keyboard shortcuts.
  • Audiobooks: Adjustable playback speed, sleep timer.
  • Bookmarks and Highlights: Easy navigation and reference.


  • Screen Reader Support: Compatible with VoiceOver and TalkBack.
  • Text Adjustments: Adjustable size and dyslexia-friendly fonts.
  • Color Themes: Night mode and high-contrast.
  • Subtitles and Audio Descriptions: Closed captions, adjustable audiobook speed, sleep timer.
  • Navigation: Simplified, screen reader-friendly interface.


  • Screen Reader Compatibility: Fully supports VoiceOver and TalkBack.
  • Adjustable Text and Fonts: Customizable size and dyslexia-friendly options.
  • Color Customization: Night mode, high-contrast themes.
  • Audiobook Features: Adjustable playback speed, sleep timer, bookmarks.
  • User Interface: Intuitive and accessible design.

General Accessibility Features Across All Apps

  • Voice Commands: Integration with voice assistants for hands-free navigation.
  • Offline Access: Downloading options for offline reading or listening.
  • Syncing Across Devices: Seamless experience across multiple devices, retaining user settings and bookmarks.
  • Regular Updates: Commitment to regular updates to improve accessibility features based on user feedback.

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