The University Library, in partnership with the Learning Needs and Evaluation Center, provides a variety of services and equipment in support of the research needs of individuals with disabilities.
Arrangements can be made for retrieving materials or providing specialized study arrangements.
Assistive technology can be found in locations across the Library system. These include:
- headphones (checkout from Circulation)
- Kurzweil 3000 Reading, Writing, Learning software (available in Alderman's Scholars' Lab and through the ITS Hive software system)
UVa provides Kurzweil 3000 to any member of the U.Va. community. The "Learn Station" version is available through the UVa Hive and a version for the Mac OS can be downloaded from ITS Software Central and installed on your computer. The "Color Professional" version is available on the Windows platform and is available on the scanning stations in the Scholars' Lab in Alderman Library.
- a Sorenson VideoPhone for ASL communication (in Clemons Library)
- Pico handheld magnifiers (available at the circulation desks in Clemons Library, Alderman Library,
the Fiske-Kimball Fine Arts Library, and the Music Library)
These devices are designed to magnify print and photos from 3X to 11X. Allows reading in dimly-lit areas.
Four Viewing Modes:
- Color Mode for viewing photos and magazines.
- Negative text mode provides high contrast white letters on a black background.
- Positive text mode provides black letters on a bright white background.
- Yellow letters on a blue background provide a more comfortable contrast for some eye conditions.
For additional information on Pico go to Telesensory Pico.
- a Topaz desktop video magnifier (available in Clemons Library, in Alderman Library in the Government Information Reading Room on the 3rd floor, in the Music Library in Old Cabell Hall, and in the Brown Science and Engineering Library in Clark Hall)
The Topaz desktop video magnifier has the capibility to veiw various sized material. Magnification can be adjusted from 3 times up to 78 times.
For additional information on Topaz go to Topaz Freedom Scientific.
Accessible entrances to some U.Va. libraries can be found on this map. Individual libraries can provide specific information about wheelchair accessibility. For more information about these and other services, call Todd Burks, Accessibility Coordinator (Office phone: 924-3162; Clemons Library Main Desk: 924-3684; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ).