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Services for Persons with Disabilities: Assistive Equipment & Software

This guide describes services and resources in the MIT Libraries for persons with disabilities.

Computer Equipment

Alternative Keyboards

Provide alternatives (Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro & Goldtouch Keyboard) to the standard computer keyboard.

  • Current Locations: Barker (10-500), Dewey (E53-100) and Hayden Libraries (14S-100, 1st floor).

Kurzweil 1000 and 3000 Scan and Read Software

Scans printed material and reads it out loud to user (headphones are available at the Service Desk).

  • Current Locations: Barker (10-500), Dewey (E53-100) and Hayden Libraries (14S-100, 1st floor) on specific machines equipped with a document scanner.

JAWS Software

Reads computer text (both computer application commands and web pages) out loud to blind or low vision users (headphones are available at the Service Desk).

  • Current Locations: Barker (10-500), Dewey (E53-100) and Hayden Libraries (14S-100, 1st floor) on specific machines.

ZoomText software

Magnifies text and graphics on the computer screen from two to sixteen times normal size.

  • Current Locations: Barker (10-500), Dewey (E53-100) and Hayden Libraries (14S-100, 1st floor) on specific machines.

Large Non-Computer Equipment

Telesensory Vantage 14" CCD

Low Vision Video Magnifier, 5x to 45x.

Small Non-Computer Equipment

Cellophane windows

Reading Aid.

Flashlight

For reading call numbers in dim lighting.

Further Information and Special Requests

ATIC (Assistive Technology Information Center) at MIT

 

ATIC is a resource on disability-related technology for the MIT community. 

Contact:
Kathy Cahill
- address: 7-143
- phone: 617.253.7808