We're open Wednesday 26 January 2022, with changes to some services and opening hours ›
We have two dedicated computers with adaptive equipment and software. They are located in the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room on Lower Ground 1.
The adaptive technology available includes:
The Readit Air includes a scanner and text-to-voice software. Designed to assist people who are blind or have low vision, people with print or learning disability or English as a second language.
Scans, magnifies and reads text in 19 languages:
- Video magnifier for people who have low vision.
- Magnifies books, magazines and newspapers.
- Magnifier software for people who have low vision.
- Magnifies websites including the Library's catalogue and eresources.
- Video magnifer for people who have low vision.
- Can be used with Zoomtext software.
- "Zero-delay video" and x 50 magnification.
- Camera easily turns and rotates and connects with USB cable.
- Online video tutorials available.
- Screen reading software to assist people who are blind or have low vision.
- Use to access websites including the Library's catalogue and eresources.
- Due to the complexity of JAWS prior knowledge is needed.
- Training courses are available from Vision Australia - call 1300 84 74 66.
- Computer-based scanning system for people who are blind, have low vision or with learning disability.
- Scans and reads books, magazines and newspapers.
- Suitable for people who have some experience using a computer.
Large Print Keyboard
- The Azio Vision keyboard features extra large print keys.
- The keyboard is backlit to maximise visibility.
Microspeed Trackball Mouse
- An alternative mouse to assist with mobility.
- Ask staff on Lower Ground 1 to use the mouse.
Ergonomic keyboard and Mouse
- The keyboard and mouse have a unique curve which helps to maintain a more natural typing position.
- Includes a separate number pad for a more flexible setup.
- The keyboard has a built-in cushion for greater wrist support.
- The mouse features 4 way scrolling.
- Instead of using a mouse, the user glides their finger over the touchpad surface and gently taps for input.
- Reduces arm/wrist movement.
- Soft touch operation (no pressure required)