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:
Desks with electronically adjustable heights suitable for wheelchair users and people with back problems.
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:
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 people suffering from tremors, partial paralysis or unsteady hands. Also suitable for people with visual impairments.
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.
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.