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Assistive Technology

The Libraries provide an array of hardware and software to facilitate research and study.

Public Workstations

Computer workstations in all library buildings offer the campus desktop, which includes Window-Eyes, Read & Write Gold, and Microsoft Accessibility Software. Library machines also have JAWS.

Assistive Technology, Room 123

This first floor room, located near the Waverly Avenue entrance, has three computer workstations and a station for the DaVinci Pro camera. Here are the features of the software and equipment in this room.

Kurzweil 3000 Learnstation software

  • ABBYY FineReader OCR
  • Multiple voice options
  • Highlights text and reads words aloud
  • Image reader, spell check

Video tour of k3000.

Kurzweil 1000

  • Scans and speaks text aloud with a choice of natural-sounding voices
  • Supports document creation and editing
  • Supports note taking, summarizing and outlining of text
  • Includes 18 bilingual dictionaries

More suggestions for use from Kurzweil.

DaVinci Pro HD/OCR (Enhanced Vision)

  • Auto focus camera for self-viewing, reading or distance viewing
  • Magnification up to 77x
  • 24” high resolution HD LCD monitor
  • 28 viewing modes to optimize contrast and brightness
  • Full page OCR, users can just listen or follow along as it reads aloud
  • User tips and instruction video from Enhanced Vision

LOC talking books cassette player

For older specially-formatted talking book cassettes.

Loaner Technology

The Loaner Technology page lists all the technology items available for loan from the 1st floor Circulation Desk in Bird Library.

Items include equipment such as laptops, cables, adapters, cameras, speech recognition accessories, a Logitech TrackMan mouse (also available at Carnegie Library), voice recorders, JAWS dongles, a MAGic dongle, and headphones.

Captioning

Searching for Captioned Videos and DVDs:

Please see the How to Search for Captioned Videos and DVDs website for more information on browsing and searching for these materials.

For Assistance in locating scripts or captions for non-captioned videos, contact Lisa Moeckel at 315-443-9790 or lemoecke@syr.edu

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