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Accessibility equipment: by type

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.

Supernova (A screen magnification and screen text-to-speech reader).
Trackball
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).

 Supernova   
 Reading RoomDDA tagLocation
 Asian & African StudiesDDA 011Carrel 38
 Business & IP Centre - floor 1DDA 021 
 Business & IP Centre - floor 2DDA 031 
 Humanities - floor 1DDA 041 
 Humanities - floor 1DDA 042 
 Humanities - floor 2DDA 051 
 Humanities - floor 2DDA 052 
 MapsDDA 061Carrel 17
 MapsDDA 062 
 ManuscriptsDDA 071 
 ManuscriptsDDA 072Carrel 7
 Rare Books & MusicDDA 081 
 Rare Books & MusicDDA 082 
 Rare Books & MusicDDA 083Carrel 4
 Social SciencesDDA 091 
 Science 2DDA 101 
 Science 2DDA 102Carrel 25
 Science 3DDA 111 
 Science 3DDA 112 
    
 Boston SpaDDA 131 
    
    
    
 Trackball   
 Reading RoomDDA tagLocation
 Asian & African StudiesDDA 011Carrel 38
 Business & IP Centre - floor 1DDA 021 
 Business & IP Centre - floor 2DDA 031 
 Humanities - floor 1DDA 041 
 Humanities - floor 1DDA 042 
 Humanities - floor 2DDA 051 
 Humanities - floor 2DDA 052 
 MapsDDA 061Carrel 17
 MapsDDA 062 
 ManuscriptsDDA 071 
 ManuscriptsDDA 072Carrel 7
 Rare Books & MusicDDA 081 
 Rare Books & MusicDDA 082 
 Rare Books & MusicDDA 083Carrel 4
 Social SciencesDDA 091 
 Science 2DDA 101 
 Science 2DDA 102Carrel 25
 Science 3DDA 111 
 Science 3DDA 112 
    
 Boston SpaDDA 131 
    
    
    
 ScannaR   
 Reading RoomDDA tagLocation
 Humanities - floor 1DDA 043Carrel 11
 Science 2DDA 103Carrel 23
 Science 3DDA 113Carrel 28
    
    
 myReader   
 Reading RoomDDA tagLocation
 Humanities - floor 1DDA 044Carrel 11
 Science 2DDA 104Carrel 23
 Social SciencesDDA 092Carrel 21
 Rare Books & Music Seat 213
    
    
    
 Aladdin   
 Reading RoomDDA tagLocation
 Asian & African Studies  
 Humanities - floor 1 Carrel 13
 Rare Books & MusicDDA 084Seat 214
 Social SciencesDDA 093Carrel 21
 Science 2DDA 114Carrel 23
 Science 3DDA 104 
    
    

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