Q. Are there library resources or services to aid patrons with visual or auditory impairments?

What resources are available for visually and hearing impaired patrons?

Answer

On the Van Ness campus, the LRD provides a patron work station including a computer equipped with JAWS, Magic, and OpenBook software, a digital scanner, and a document viewer. This station is located on level 5 of building 41.

At the Community College site (801 North Capitol Street), the LRD provides a patron work station including a computer equipped with AWS, Magic, and OpenBook software, and a digital scanner. This is located in the LRD resource area room 211.

Many full-text articles are published in an Adobe PDF format that can be automatically converted from text to speech. Adobe Reader includes a read aloud function (under the View menu). Additionally, many of our online resources have text-to-speech capabilities for some or all full-text content.

  • Last Updated Oct 27, 2017
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  • Answered By Michael Fitzgerald

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