Disability Support

Accessibility & Adaptive Technology Tools

Adaptive technology software is designed to help the population with disabilities have a full experience on the Internet. Below are just a few of the numerous packages of software available.

The following technologies are available in the library:


Ease of Access – Available on all Windows7 machines

There are accessibility settings and programs available from Windows. Go to Start, then Control Panel, then, Ease of Access.

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Read Out Loud – Available on all Windows7 machines

This screen reader is available to everyone on the campus network through ZENworks Application Window. Available on all networked machines. Go to Start, thenAll Programs, then Novell ZENworks, then ZENworks Application Window, then Library, finally Read Out Loud.

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Kurzweil 3000 – LIB61 and LIB69 – Reference Room

This software offers a combined scanning and reading application that coverts printed text into audio feedback.

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ZoomText Xtra – LIB70, LIB92 – Reference Room; Room 4 – Instructional Technology Services

The ZoomText Xtra software package, developed by Ai Squared, consists of a screen magnifier that provides 2x to 16x magnification and a fully integrated magnifier and screen reader designed specifically for the low-vision computer user.

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Prisma Video Magnifier – Next to LIB104 – Reference Room

Prisma is a full color video magnifier with a adjustable camera stand and integral table that allows ranges of magnification.

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Hearing Helper Personal FM System PFM-350- Access Services Desk

The Hearing Helper® System helps listeners overcome background noise, reverberation, and distance from the speaker in classrooms and small groups.

  • Please request the Personal FM system at the Access Services Desk
  • Location Map

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JAWS – LIB104 – Reference Room; ITS13 – Room 4 (Instructional Technology Services)

JAWS is a screen reading software program for blind and low vision users.

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WYNN Wizard – ITS14 – Room 4 (Instructional Technology Services)

Software program that highlights text as it is spoken.

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Wivik 3.1 – Installed with 24 hours notice – Room 4 (Instructional Technology Services)

On-screen keyboard provides access to applications.

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WordQ 1.4 – Installed with 24 hours notice – Room 4 (Instructional Technology Services)

Provides spoken feedback when used with writing software.

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Closed Caption TVs – Media Services – 4th Floor

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Adjustable Height Tables – Reference Room

There are several adjustable height tables in the Reference Room. Please ask at Reference, Access Services. or consult online Location Map for locations.

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“Text-to-Speech” feature for articles from WilsonWeb

WilsonWeb, publisher of such databases as Education Abstracts, Reader’s Guide, Social Sciences Abstracts and many others, now offers an audio Text-to-Speech version of every article available in HTML in every Wilson database.

WilsonWeb’s “Text- to-Speech“ feature requires no special software. To use it, simply click on the HTML Full Text icon. Then click on the Listen icon to hear the audio version of the full text. Articles may also be downloaded as MP3 files to be played back later. The Text- to- Speech feature offers assistance to people with different learning styles, readers with impaired vision or dyslexia, and ESL learners.

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More Information About Adaptive Technology Tools

http://adaptivetech.tcnj.edu/

The Adaptive Technology Center for New Jersey Colleges – provides adaptive technology support to college students with disabilities.

http://www.tcnj.edu/~technj/

TECH-NJ is a publication from TCNJ that focuses on adaptive technology.

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