Assistive (or adaptive) technology refers to devices and software that make it possible for people with disabilities to use computers.
You can access the following on any Library PC when you register with Equitable Learning Services:
- ZoomText is a screen magnification software for students with low vision.
- Read and Write Gold is a literacy assistance software that reads most file types.
- ClaroRead helps with reading online documents.
- Dragon Naturally Speakingis a voice recognition software for writing.
- JAWS is a screen reading software for students who are blind and have low vision.
The Library has dedicated PCs with assistive technology. Bookings are not required.
- Inspiration for graphical idea representation and essay structuring.
- Omni Page Professional for OCR-ing and scanning (Assistive technology PCs with scanners available at all Libraries except Swanston).
- Closed circuit television for enlarging text
TTY telephone typewriters:
- Brunswick Payphone TTY in Building 514, Level 1, Cafe Area
- Carlton Library, ph. 9925 4539
Find out more about accessing assistive software and other benefits of registering with the Equitable Learning Services.
If you need help, contact us.