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Adaptive Technology

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

All public computers

Jaws

  • screen reader software reads computer screen aloud
  • used by blind individuals
  • does not require use of a mouse
  • requires knowledge of complex keystrokes

Magic

  • screen magnifier
  • useful for people with low vision
  • quick to learn to use
  • speaks aloud

FS Reader

  • Reader for DAISY books.  DAISY is an accessible e-book format.

Learning Commons in Bird Library and Carnegie Library

Software:

All software available on all public computers plus:

Zoomtext Magnifier

  • screen magnifier
  • useful for people with low vision
  • quick to learn to use

Hardware:

Logitech TrackMan Marble mouse

Bird Library: available at the 1st floor Circulation Desk

Carnegie Library: available at the Circulation desk

Bird Library only

Available at 1st floor Circulation Desk, Bird Library, for use on your personal computer:

  • Two Jaws Dongles (thumb drive)
  • One Magic Dongle (thumb drive)

Note: Dongles do not allow the software to be permanently installed on your personal computer.

Headphones
Olympus Digital voice recorder
Apple iPad tablet

See our Loaner Technology page for more information about technology available for loan.

4th floor Bird Library in a private room

Ask at the 1st floor Circulation Desk or the 4th floor Service Desk to have the room unlocked when you want to use it.

All software available on all public computers plus:

Zoomtext Magnifier

  • screen magnifier
  • useful for people with low vision
  • quick to learn to use

Large screen monitor


Kurzweil 3000 Learnstation software

  • highlights text and reads words aloud
  • less complex than Jaws
  • requires sight to use the mouse
  • intended for users with learning disabilities

Kurzweil 1000 scanner and text reader software

  • Can be used by individuals who are blind or who have visual disabilities
  • Allows print text to be scanned and the software speaks the text aloud

Telesensory Vantage closed circuit TV (CCTV)

  • magnify text in books, magazines, and other paper documents.

LOC talking books cassette player (for older specially-formatted talking book cassettes)


Captioning

  • Captioned videos and DVDs and assistance searching for them in the Catalog. Please see the How to Search for Captioned Videos and DVDs website for more information on browsing and searching for these materials.
  • 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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