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Accessibility

Assistive Technology Workstation

 

Library Services for Patrons 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:

Adjustable Desk

Desks with electronically adjustable heights suitable for wheelchair users and people with back problems.

Hardware

Powerful PCs with large monitors enabling continuous display of magnified material without excess scrolling for use by patrons with visual impairments. 

Additional devices include headphones, a keyboard with large keys (with shield) and a selection of mice for the disabled. See following table:

buddy switch

Buddy Switch

A large surface switch, easy to see and easy to use

 

mouse plus two switches

Mouse + 2 switches + 2 plugs

Large surface switches

 

microtrack mouse

Microtrack Mouse

Can be chin-operated

 

pc track mouse

PCTrack Mouse USB

Trackball mouse with large ball and buttons. Very stable

 

large key keyboard

Large Key Keyboard + shield + cover

For people suffering from tremors, partial paralysis or unsteady hands. Also suitable for people with visual impairments.

 

kids mouse

Kid's Mouse

Large trackball, easy maneuverability, with good separation between buttons. Requires less fine motor control than standard mouse.

 

Ergonomic Joystick

Ergonomic Joystick

Lightweight and easy to use helping those with repetitive strain injury, as the hand remains vertical.

Software

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.

Would you like the library to acquire any additional assistive technology devices? For further questions or suggestions please contact Sara Grosvald by e-mail, by telephone 02-5882134, or by fax 02-5322435.