Answered By: Lisa Hamilton
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2017     Views: 92

We have a variety of assistive technology available to use within the Library. To use adaptive software and equipment, you must register as an adaptive user with Library staff (a one-time process). Please note that Library staff is not able to offer training for assistive technology.

All public computers have JAWS and NVDA screen reading software as well as the screen magnifier MAGic. A large-type MAGic keyboard and BIGtrack Trackball (to use instead of a mouse) are available upon request at all locations.

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) text capture and audio readout equipment is available at:

  • Austin History Center: Kurzweil Reading Edge
  • Faulk Central, 3 devices: OpenBook 9.0 software with a PEARL document camera; Kurzweil 1000 software with a flatbed scanner; and a Kurzweil Reading Edge

Tabletop magnifying equipment is available at:

  • Faulk Central: Magnisight Explorer with JVC monitor CCTV
  • Pleasant Hill: Optelec Clearview 300
  • Yarborough, 2 devices: Telesensory Aladdin Genie Magnifier Reader and Optelec Clearview 300