Accessible Technology

Access to computer software and hardware, located in 119 SL, is available to anyone with a disability, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Priority will be accorded to members of the NU community during periods of heavy use.

Jaws and Magic

Jaws reads text on the computer screen aloud, allowing users who are blind or visually impaired to operate the computer. Works with Internet Explorer, word processing programs, e-mail programs, etc.

Magic magnifies images and text on the computer screen for users who are visually impaired. The entire screen can be magnified or users can use a magnification lens, which can be moved by a mouse. Color and contrast adjustments are also available.

Location:119 Snell Library, Snell Library First Floor

Kurzweil 1000

Converts text and scanned documents into speech for users who are blind or visually impaired. Scanner attached.
Location: 119 Snell Library

Kurzweil 3000

Converts text and scanned documents into speech for users who have learning disabilities. It also reads back what you compose and provides reference and correction tools for reading, writing, studying, and testing. Scanner attached.
Location:119 Snell Library

Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Creates text from speech with Windows-based applications, for users who have physical disabilities, repetitive injuries, learning disabilities or for anyone who prefers not to type.
Location: 119 Snell Library

Talking Books

A digital talking book player with a sample tape and related information is available for persons with disabilities. This equipment is borrowed from the Perkins School for the Blind.
Location: 119 Snell Library

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