Assistive Technology

The study/consultation rooms (213/G and 213/H) in Mills Library Learning Commons can be booked for use by students with disabilities for access to assistive technology in the library. 

Adaptive Software

Adaptive software that can be found on all PC computers in Mills, Thode and Innis.

JAWS: A screen reader which reads text out loud and maneuvers about the screen using the keyboard.

Kurzweil 3000: A screen reader which reads text out loud. The text being read is highlighted on the screen.

ZoomText: A screen reader which magnifies the screen up to 36 times. The text can also be read out loud.

Inspiration: Mind mapping software which assists with organizing projects, essays, etc.

Free NaturalReader: A screen reader which reads text out loud. Sentences are highlighted while being read.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking: Speech is used instead of a keyboard to input text into a document. This is only available in Rooms 213/G and 213/H, Mills Memorial Library.

Equipment

Available LAS room 213/G in Mills Library.

  • PC Computer with Kurzweil, ZoomText, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Adobe Reader, JAWS, as well as the standard complement of PC software found on Library Computers

  • CCTV – used to magnify print documents which are displayed on a screen. The colour of the letters and the background can be adjusted to the user’s preference.

  • Adjustable table (Also available in Thode and Innis Libraries.)

  • Scanner – user’s can scan print documents and make them accessible with Kurzweil or Adobe Pro.

  • Speaker

  • Headphones/microphone

Available in LAS room 213/H in Mills Library.

  • Mac Computer with Kurzweil, ZoomText, VoiceOver, Dictation, as well as the standard complement of Apple software found on Library Computers

  • Adjustable table

  • Scanner - user's can scan print documents and make them accessible with Kurzweil 

  • Speaker

  • Headphone/microphone

Available from the Library Accessibility Services office (L212/C)