Individuals must be trained to get the most benefit from the equipment. If you are unfamiliar with the assistive technology used in the library, UCF Student Accessibility Services keeps a list of support agencies that offer instruction on using it. This equipment is useful for persons with print-related impairments who wish to conduct independent research using the Library’s electronic resources.
"Accessible Technology for Everyone" computer (AT4E) is located on the 3rd floor, behind the KIC Scanners.
Student Accessibility Services has placed AT4E computers in labs throughout the Main and Regional campuses, thanks to a Technology Fee implemented in June 2012. Other workstations with Jaws and MAGic are available at the following locations.
Included in the AT4E computer package :
MAGic Large Print Keyboard
JAWS screen reading software
MAGic screen magnification software
Headphones are available for checkout at the LibTech Desk
A Telesensory desktop video magnifier (CCTV) is available on the 3rd floor for magnifying print text.
One scanner is available near the Research and Information desk on the 2nd floor, and two are on the 3rd floor. These quickly and easily scan items up to 11"x17" into PDF images, mp3 files, Rich Text format, JPEGs, or PDFs with optical character recognition for use with screen readers.
Place the document on the scanner bed and tap "Scan"
(Agree to the copyright notice to continue)
Scanned image appears on preview monitor
(You can modify the images)
Save to a USB drive, Google Drive account, or send to an email address.
(Select one of the many output file formats)
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Just beyond the Research & Information Desk are 6 computers with 40-inch monitors for easier viewing. They include HDMI Connectors that allow you to add up to 3 personal devices via Teamwork share cables.
Microfilm/microfiche reader lenses with greater magnification (up to 50x) may be installed on the machines; request assistance at the LibTech desk.
Sorenson ntouch VP Videophones are currently located at the UCF Orlando Campus Library (3rd Floor) and in the Student Union.
Deaf students can make and receive Sorenson Video Relay Service (SVRS) calls using ntouch VP, as well as make direct calls to other videophone users
Sorenson videophones and SVRS service are provided only for use by deaf and hard-of-hearing people who use ASL to communicate
When deaf or hard of hearing students place a 911 call, their call will immediately be answered by the first available SVRS interpreter. The interpreter will locate the nearest Emergency Services center that can quickly be dispatched to their location
To use the library's Sorenson phone, check out the remote from the LibTech Desk.