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Library Resources: Accessibility: Assistive Technologies

This guide looks at the accessibility of our online library resources.

Accessibility Tools

The Hatfield Library, in partnership with the Disability Services, provides a variety of services and equipment in support of the research needs of individuals with disabilities. Please ask for information on assistance retrieving materials or providing specialized study arrangements.

Equipment and Software

Assistive technologies can be found in a number of locations in the Hatfield Library These include:

  • Headphones (checkout at the circulation desk).
  • Scanners are available for making PDF files that can be run through optical character recognition for studying.

All of the virtual desktop clients available for students, staff and faculty have the following software available:

  • Full version of Adobe Acrobat.
  • The Balabolka text to speech engine that allows you to save text in a variety of formats. It can also read the clipboard content and view text from documents saved in doc, epub, html, pdf or rtf format.