The library provides a number of free adaptive technologies and services for users with disabilities.
Adaptive Computers with JAWS and MaGic
You may use ADA-designated computers with JAWS and MaGic software in the King Library:
- JAWS is a screen reader for computer programs and internet browsers.
- MaGic is a screen magnification program that enlarges text.
- Log in to an unused ADA computer, using your Library Card and PIN.
- Reserve time on an ADA computer in advance, using the Reserve a Computer system.
Adaptive Equipment at King Library
MagniSight Explorer (Print Enlarger) — at 3rd Floor Service Desk
This color video magnification system has a camera unit, closed circuit TV monitor, and movable tray. Printed material may be magnified from 3 to 50 times. For those who have problems reading black-on-white print, the enlarger comes with the capability of changing the background colors.
The software speaks printed or electronic text aloud and also lets you write and edit documents, complete simple forms, take notes, summarize content and outline text. Please request headphones
at the 3rd Floor Service Desk, for use with the Kurzweil 1000 software.
Rollator Walking Aid — at Ground Floor 4th Street Entrance
This is a 4-wheel rolling walking aid with easy-grip handles, a seat for resting and a basket to hold library materials. You may borrow one for in-library use on an as-available basis.