All online (scanned) Course Reserves readings have been proccessed using optical-character-recognition (OCR) technology to make them compatible with Screen Reading software.
The Pace Library Circulation Department has a telecommunications device for the deaf at their service desk. Patrons using this technology can contact our TDD device by calling
The Pace library has one dedicated workstation on the first floor with software that can convert existing documents (e.g. Microsoft Word or PDF) into Braille (which can then be embossed onto appropriate paper using our braille printer). This workstation also features an extra large monitor for patrons with vision impairments and a joystick style mouse for those individuals with motor-control impairments.
The Pace library has an analog enlarger to assist patrons with visual impairments. This device will enlarge and display on screen any item which is placed under the camera. There are several additional high-contrast modes that may be helpful for patrons with some forms of color vision deficiency.
Angle Mouse is freely available software from the University of Washington that is installed on all patron usable desktop and laptop machines. It can help improve "...the efficiency and ease of mouse pointing, especially for people with motor impairments." (Text copied from the Angle Mouse homepage).
Pointing Magnifier is freely available software from the University of Washington that is installed on all patron usable desktop and laptop machines. From the Pointing Magnifier homepage - "The Pointing Magnifier is a two-stage pointing technique. During the first stage the user controls an area cursor of arbitrary size depending on the pointing accuracy of the user. To interact with a target, the user places the area cursor over that target and activates it by clicking any mouse button. This causes everything under the circular cursor to be magnified, and the cursor is pinned in place. While magnified, the user controls a standard mouse pointer inside the magnified area."