Assistive Software - All Computers
Assistive software that can be found on all PC computers in Mills, Thode and Innis.
- JAWS 18: A screen reader, which reads text out loud and navigates the screen using the keyboard.
- Kurzweil 3000: A screen reader, which reads text out loud. Text is highlighted on the screen as it is read.
- ZoomText: A screen reader, which magnifies the screen up to 36 times. The text can also be read out loud.
- Read & Write: Software that will recognize text in a scanned document, and read that text out loud. This software can be installed on your personal computer.
- Print Friendly PDF: a Chrome browser extension that makes it easier to turn web pages into PDFs or print documents without losing content.
- OpenDyslexic: a Chrome browser extension that turns all text in a webpage to the OpenDyslexic font. A font designed to make reading easier for users with Dyslexia.
- Hyper Read: a Chrome browser extension designed for neurodivergent users to convert webpages into a format that is easier to read.
Assistive Software - CATS Computers (May not leave CATS)
- MAC laptop preloaded with Kurzweil 3000, Adobe Pro, JAWS, and Dragon Dictate (Dragon NaturallySpeaking)
- PC laptop preloaded with Kurzweil 3000, ZoomText 11, Adobe Pro, and JAWS 18, as well as the standard complement of PC software found on Library Computers.
Assistive Software - Consultation Room (L213/G)
- The desktop computer in our consultation room is installed with Kurzweil 3000, ZoomText 11, Adobe Pro, and JAWS 18, as well as Dragon Dictate (Dragon NaturallySpeaking)
Assistive Technology - CATS (May not leave CATS)
- Motorized Height-Adjustable Tables: Usable as sit/stand desk stations. Each table has a monitor which you can use to plug in your laptop for extra screen space.
- BOOX Concussion monitor/tablet: Fast, low-flicker, no glare, just like a Kindle Paperwhite. An interactive surface to replace light-projecting monitors, phone productivity software, or handheld pads. Great for those with migraines, ADHD, concussions, etc.
- C-Pen Reader Pen: This scanning and reading pen uses OCR/Optical Character Recognition technology and has a built-in dictionary and a voice recorder. It is great for anyone who has difficulty reading printed text, such as those with dyslexia.
- Freestanding Snowball Microphone
- Headset with Microphone
- Livescribe EchoPen: This pen captures lectures and written text. You can save it, search it, and replay portions as needed.
- DAISY Player: DAISY allows visually impaired listeners to navigate something as complex as an encyclopedia or textbook, otherwise impossible using conventional audio recordings
- Large Print Keyboard
- Access to a desk scanner
- Magnifying glasses, sheets, and bars
- Various computer adaptors, computer mice, and accessories
Assistive Technology - Consultation Room (L213/G)
- Adjustable table
- Scanner – users can scan documents and make them accessible with Kurzweil or Adobe Pro.
- Headphones with Microphone
- CCTV - Closed Circuit TV Magnifier: Magnify print documents that are displayed on a screen. The colour of the letters and the background can be adjusted to the user’s preference.