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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Information for Users With Disabilities

This guide is an introduction to services available to library users with disabilities.

Technology & Hardware

Large Screen Monitors and Adjustable Tables

The Information Services Desk on the second floor of the Main Library has large screen monitors and adjustable tables. Additionally, several Grainger Engineering Library study rooms have 32” flat screen, HD monitors available for use.

Clearview+ Magnification System

The following library locations offer ClearView+, an auto-focus desktop video magnification system that provides magnification of texts and objects in different colors with adjustable brightness and contrast.

  • Funk ACES Library
  • Grainger Engineering Library
  • Information Services Desk, Second Floor Main Library
  • Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library
  • Undergraduate Library

Software

All public library computers have the following assistive software:

  • JAWS (Job Access With Speech): a computer screen reader and magnification program with text-to-speech reading capabilities
  • Kurzweil 3000: a text-to-speech reader for compatible files and e-texts that also functions as a document or image creator, annotator, and editior
  • ZoomText Magnifier/Reader: software that can enlarge, enhance, and read aloud screen content
  • OpenBook: software for converting graphics-based printed text to electronic text, using Optical Character Recognition, that contains two text-to-speech functions and allows for a split screen view and document annotation
  • Dolphin EasyReader: DAISY formatted electronic book reader
  • OpenDyslexie: a font that is loaded on all Microsoft products. OpenDyslexie font is designed to be easier to read for people with dyslexia

For more information and resources on assistive software in the library, consult the Accessibility and Assistive Technology guide.