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Assistive technology for clients with a disability

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Fisher Library, Camperdown campus, and Health Sciences Library, Cumberland campus, have assistive technology rooms containing specialist computer hardware and software that can help you access course content and other materials to carry out your studies and research.
For access to these rooms, get a security swipe card from the University's Disability Services.

Law Library, Camperdown campus, has a computer loaded with assistive technology software.

The technology available is listed below by library.



Fisher Library Assistive Technology Lab

Located on Level 3.

Level 3 is the entrance level to the Library. Turn right past the lift and the Lab is at the Eastern Avenue end of Fisher South. It contains:

Software:

  • Voice Recognition: Dragon Naturally Speaking 8
  • Screen Reading: JAWS 7
  • Screen Magnification: ZoomText 9
  • Word Prediction: Co:Writer 4000 with 'write out-loud' feature
  • Scanning, Reading and Studying: Kurzweil 3000, available on two PCs with attached scanners
  • Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, Endnote, Internet Explorer

Hardware:

  • Five PCs
  • One eMAC
  • myReader 2: CCTV magnifier with text capture function
  • SmartView: CCTV magnifier
  • SARA: Scanning and reading appliance
  • 2 x Scanners: Hewlett Packard 5590 ScanJet
  • Networked laser printing facilities are available

Other:

  • Internal telephone
  • Cork board for notices and messages
  • Ergonomic chairs

Level 1 room contains:

  • PC with Microsoft Office software and Dragon Naturally Speaking 8 voice recognition software
  • You need to book this room: contact the Administrative Assistants located in the Executive Offices on Level 2, or telephone: 903 67281

Health Sciences Library special study room

The room is next to the photocopy/printing room in the library. It contains:

Software:

  • Voice Recognition: Dragon Naturally Speaking 8
  • Screen Reading: JAWS 7
  • Screen Magnification: ZoomText 9
  • Word Prediction: Co:Writer 4000 with 'write out-loud' feature
  • Scanning, Reading and Studying: Kurzweil 3000, available on one PC with attached scanner
  • Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, Endnote, Internet Explorer

Hardware:

  • Two PCs
  • myReader 2: CCTV magnifier with page capture functionality
  • SmartView Xtend: CCTV magnifier
  • Networked laser printing facilities are available

Other:

  • Internal telephone, extension 19604 and emergency button
  • Cork board for notices and messages
  • Ergonomic chairs

Using these rooms for exams

Academic staff are responsible for ensuring that proper facilities and conditions are in place for your examinations. They should contact the Exams Office or Disability Services.

 

Assistive technology support

Training and advice in Assistive Technology is provided by the Support Specialist, Assistive Technology, Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

  • Jason Markou
    Telephone: 935 14010
    Email: jmarkou@usyd.edu.au
    Jason is available in the Fisher Assistive Technology Room on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

  • Fisher Access Lab, Main Office, Level 2, Fisher Library
    Helpdesk telephone: 935 15449 or extension: 15449

Cumberland campus contact is:


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