Assistive Technology Resources
The University of Virginia is committed to providing a comfortable, readily accessible, and productive working environment for all members of the UVa community.
ITS, in collaboration with the University Libraries, LNEC and other departments, is striving to make assistive technologies available across Grounds to all students, faculty, and staff. The following pieces of hardware and software are currently available. If you have specific requests for other devices or assistive technologies, or have questions please contact LNEC directly or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Headphones are available for checkout at the Clemons Library circulation desk.
- Topaz Desktop Video Magnifiers are available in the following locations: the Brown Science & Engineering Library in Clark Hall; Alderman Library—Government Reading Room; Clemons Library—4th Floor; and the Music Library in Old Cabell Hall.
- Pico Handheld Magnifiers are available for checkout at the circulation desk in the following libraries for use within the library: Clemons, Alderman, Brown, and Music.
Pico is designed to magnify print and photos from 3X to 11X. You can read 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.
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.
- Kurzweil 3000
- UVa provides Kurzweil 3000 to any member of the UVa 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 will be available on the scanning stations in the Scholar's Lab in Alderman Library after August 1, 2011. If you need access to the “Color Professional” version before then, please send email to email@example.com for more information.