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Services for Library Users with Disabilities 

  • Assistance with retrieving materials is available at the Circulation Desk or Reference Desk.
  • New security gates are ADA compliant for easy accessibility.
  • Wheelchair accessible restrooms are available on the first, second, fourth and fifth floors.

Equipment

  • Speakeasy Machine scans text and reads it back to the user. Patrons can check out earphones for use with the Speakeasy machine at the library's Circulation Desk and ask for assistance in its use at the Reference Desk. The Speakeasy machine is located on the first floor in the Adaptive Technology Center.
  • Aladdin Pro Reader CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) for visually impaired readers, enlarges text, images, and objects and has a number of special features that allow learning disabled or visually-impaired users to focus on a single line or restricted area. The Aladdin Pro Reader is located on the first floor in the Adaptive Technology Center.
  • Workstations: motorized, fully-adjustable workstations for wheelchair access are located in Reference and in the IMC.
  • KIC Scanning Station: not restricted by login account, users can scan documents as searchable text in a PDF, or as an audio file if the text is recognizable by software. The resulting files can then be transferred to a USB drive or emailed to desired account.

Software

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition software in L3027 is available for students with a documented need. The key to L3027 can be checked out from the Circulation Desk after providing verification by Services for Students with Disabilities.
  • ZoomText Xtra to meet the needs of the visually impaired, ZoomText includes screen magnification and screen reading with DocReader - a full-screen environment for reading text from any Windows application. Patrons can check out earphones at the library's Circulation Desk and ask for assistance at the Reference Desk. ZoomText is loaded on the workstation located on the first floor in the Adaptive Technology Center.

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