The Library provides a variety of equipment, software and services in support of the research needs of individuals with disabilities.
ADA Computer Workstation
This computer workstation is available any time the library is open and may be used without limitation by students. The workstation is height-adjustable and features a 24” monitor, scanner, and the following software (not available on other library computers):
Reads on-screen computer text. It includes DAISY reading software for workstation use.
- Kurzveil 3000
Creates spoken-word files from scanned text which are DAISY compatible.
Magnifies the computer screen for easier visibility.
DAISY players are available at the circulation desk for a standard two-week loan which can be extended up to one whole semester. DAISY files can be used to place bookmarks, search by line or chapter, and change the speaker’s speed without distorting or changing the pitch of the voice.
Several of our databases include the ability to audibly recite articles. Users can adjust the reading speed and have the software highlight the on-screen as it is read. Users can also download MP3 files of these articles.
Staff at the Library’s Circulation Desk can assist in producing large-print photocopies at no charge to users. Assistance retrieving library materials from shelves can also be provided.
Still have questions about accessibility accommodations at the Library? Ask at the Library’s Circulation Desk or Reference Desk, or Ask a Librarian online. Additional information about accessibility accommodations at St. Mary’s is available through the Office of Academic Services.