IT Accessibility

  • IT Accessibility

All the computers in the Student Computing Areas (SCAs) have access to some Assistive Technology

Software Tools

Reading and Writing Tools:

Zoom Text 

ZoomText allows users with a visual impairment to access a PC through screen magnification and voice synthesizer feedback.  ZoomText reads documents, web pages and email, which the user is able to listen to using headphones or the computer's speakers.

MindView

Mindview is a visual learning tool widely used for building mind maps.  Mind maps are diagrams used to represent words, ideas, tasks or other items linked to and arranged around a key word or idea.  They can be used as an aid in study, organisation, problem solving, decision making and writing.

Read & Write Gold

Read & Write Gold is a literacy support tool designed to assist users when reading or comparing text.  Functions include text-to-speech, phonetic spell checker, word prediction, speaking dictionary and a scanning facility.

These applications can be accessed by double-clicking the Accessibility shortcut on the Desktop.

Other Equipment

The McClay Library also has the following equipment for students:

Zoom-Ex Scanner 

Zoom-ex scanner is available to borrow from the Borrower Services Desk.  This lightweight, portable scanner turns the computer it is used with into a scanner, reader and magnifier for blind or visually impaired students.

CCTV Magnifier

A desktop CCTV magnifier is located on Floor 2 of The McClay Library.

Adjustable Table

Adjustable tables are available on each floor of The McClay Library.

 

For further information regarding Assistive Technology, visit the Disability Services website or A Guide to Assistive Technology

For additional support on using standard library services visit Library Additional Support