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Adaptive Technology
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Adaptive Software

  • NaturalReader.  NaturalReader converts written text in emails, PDFs and other documents into spoken word.  In Gorgas Library, it is available on 4 Dell computers near the Information Desk (first floor), as well as on all computers in the entrance to the Music Library.  In Rodgers Library, NaturalReader is available on 2 Macs and 6 Dells on the second floor.  Click here for more information.
  • JAWS. In Gorgas Library, the JAWS screen reader program is available on 4 Dell computers near the Information Desk (first floor), as well as on 4 Dell computers in the Music Library.  Click here for more information.
  • Music Software.  The programs GOODFEEL, Lime and SharpEye are available on 2 of the Dell PCs in the Music Library.  These programs are useful for persons with visual impairments who are studying music.

Braille Printer

Users needing access to a Braille printer should contact the Office of Disability Services at (205) 348-4285.

Visual Enlarger

Hoole Library is equipped with a C-Tech visual enlarger.


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