Assistive Technology Workstation
Library Services for Persons with Disabilities
To get to the library, please see the a map of the campus showing access routes and facilities for the disabled.
All workstations in our Periodicals Department are equipped with wide screen 22 inch monitors which are suitable for the visually impaired.
In addition, workstations for persons with disabilities, donated to the library, are located ion the 2nd and 3rd floors. The workstations are equipped with:
Through use of an electrically adjustable height work surface, the desk accommodates the wheelchair-bound and people with back problems.
The powerful PC has a large monitor that facilitates computer use by individuals with visual impairments by allowing a continuous display of magnified material without excess scrolling.
Additional devices include headphones, a keyboard with large keys (with shield) and a selection of mice for the handicapped. See following table:
A large surface switch, easy to see and easy to use
Mouse + 2 switches + 2 plugs
Large surface switches
Can be chin-operated
PCTrack Mouse USB
Trackball mouse with large ball and buttons. Very stable
Large Key Keyboard + shield + cover
For persons with tremor, heaviness or unsteady hands. Also suitable for persons with visual problems
Large trackball, easy maneuverability, with good separation between buttons. Requires less fine motor control than standard mouse.
Lightweight and easy to use helping those with repetitive strain injury, as the hand remains vertical.
In addition to standard library software (catalog, databases, electronic journals, Office, Internet browser, etc.) all public stations offer:
ZoomText - Screen magnification application
Kol Kore – A program that reads Hebrew texts
Dyslexia - A program that helps to avoid mistakes caused by dyslexia.
The text reading programs allow a student to store files in MP3 format.
The station also has a Babylon multi-lingual dictionary installed.
Printing, Scanning and Copying
Standard printing, scanning and copying facilities are located near the workstation.
Are there any other assistive technology devices that you are interested in? Do you have any suggestions? Or do you have any questions? If so, please email Sara Grosvald, call at 02-5882134 , or fax to 02-5322435.