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Accessibility equipment: by Reading Room

The 13 Reading Rooms have equipment which helps to make our collections accessible to all Readers.

The Disability Support Officer will provide advice and guidance to Readers who need assistance with our Reading Room services.

Each workstation incorporates Supernova software as well as a large monitor, a large print keyboard and a trackball. Headphones are available on request. A large diameter stand-mounted magnifying lens and a hand-held magnifying lens are also available.

Asian & African Studies
EquipmentPointing deviceSoftware/ hardware
PC DDA 011 (carrel 38)Trackball+WhaleSupernova

 

Business & IP Centre - floor 1
EquipmentPointing deviceSoftware/ hardware
PC DDA 021TrackballSupernova

 

Business & IP Centre - floor 2
EquipmentPointing deviceSoftware/ hardware
PC DDA 031TrackballSupernova

 

Humanities - floor 1
EquipmentPointing deviceSoftware/ hardware
PC DDA 041TrackballSupernova
PC DDA 042TrackballSupernova
DDA 043N/AScannaR
DDA 044N/AmyReader

 

Humanities - floor 2
EquipmentPointing deviceSoftware/ hardware
PC DDA 051TrackballSupernova
PC DDA 052TrackballSupernova

 

Maps
EquipmentPointing deviceSoftware/ hardware
PC DDA 061 (carrel 17)WhaleSupernova
PC DDA 062WhaleSupernova

 

Manuscripts
EquipmentPointing deviceSoftware/ hardware
PC DDA 071TrackballSupernova
PC DDA 072 (carrel 7)TrackballSupernova

 

Rare Books & Music
EquipmentPointing deviceSoftware/ hardware
PC DDA 081TrackballSupernova
PC DDA 082WhaleSupernova
PC DDA 083 (carrel 4)TrackballSupernova
DDA 084N/AAladdin
DDA 085N/AmyReader

 

Social Sciences
EquipmentPointing deviceSoftware/ hardware
PC DDA 091TrackballSupernova
DDA 092N/AmyReader
DDA 093N/AAladdin

 

Science 2
EquipmentPointing deviceSoftware/ hardware
PC DDA 101TrackballSupernova
PC DDA 102 (carrel 25)WhaleSupernova
DDA 103N/AScannaR
DDA 104N/AmyReader

 

Science 3
EquipmentPointing deviceSoftware/ hardware
PC DDA 111TrackballSupernova
PC DDA 112WhaleSupernova
DDA 103N/AScannaR
DDA 104N/AAladdin

 

Colindale
EquipmentPointing deviceSoftware/ hardware
PC DDA 121TrackballSupernova

 

Boston Spa
EquipmentPointing deviceSoftware/ hardware
PC DDA 131TrackballSupernova
   

 Supernova (A screen magnification and screen text-to-speech reader).
ScannaR (A hardcopy text-to-speech reader).
 myReader (A video magnifier, it scans and captures the entire hardcopy page and presents it to users for reading).
 Aladdin (A video magnifier).

Both the ScannaR and myReader units are transportable for use in another of our reading rooms.  If you have a need to use one of these units in a specific reading room please contact the Disability Support Officer before your visit to arrange this.

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