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Adaptive Computer Workstations

Workstations with screen magnification software, text to speech software, alternate mice, adaptive keyboards, and individual printers.

Computers

Mid Tower case, Intel P4 2.4GHz, 256MB RAM, 40GB HD, 19" Flat panel monitor, Speakers, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Office 2003 Word.

 

Touch Screens:

Description: A monitor screen that can detect and respond to something, such as a finger or stylus, pressing on it.

Products the library will have:
Magic Touch

 

Accessible workstation:

Description: Accessible workstations are ergonomically designed desks that are adjustable to meet the needs of a variety of individuals.

Products the library will have:
Infinity Two Story Bi-level workstation with powered adjustment
 

Screen Magnifiers and Screen Readers:

Description: Screen magnifiers are developed for people with low vision. Screen magnifiers can magnify the contents of the logical computer screen from 2 until unlimited times. Most magnification programs offer a maximum magnification to 16 times. On the physical computer screen, you get a portion of the normal screen.
Screen Reader is the commonly used name for Voice Output Technology. Hardware and software produce synthesized voice output for text displayed on the computer screen, as well as for keystrokes entered on the keyboard.

Products the library will have:
ZoomText Screen Magnifier/Screen Reader

Text to Speech Software:

Description: Text-to-Speech software is used to convert words from a computer document (e.g. word processor document, web page) and print documents into audible speech spoken through the computer speaker.

Products the library will have
WYNN Wizard/WYNN Reader

Alternative Mice, Joysticks, and Keyboards:

Description: Adaptable Mice, Keyboards and Joysticks are devices designed to assist individuals who have difficulty using conventional mice and keyboards.

Products the library will have:

Roller Plus Joystick


Roller Plus joysticks are the most adaptable mouse substitutes on the market. Available in a 2.5" trackball or a 3" joystick, they have six buttons that support left and right click, double click, drag lock, horizontal and vertical lock and cursor speed control. A flashing light indicates the drag button has been activated. The Roller Plus products include a keyguard to help users isolate on the buttons. The Joystick comes with two different input needs, T-Bar and Soft Sponge Ball. Switches can be easily connected to emulate the mouse buttons with the Roller Plus Switch Box, also included with purchase.

Roller Plus Trackball


A 2.5" trackball has six buttons that support left and right click, double click, drag lock, horizontal and vertical lock and cursor speed control. A flashing light indicates the drag button has been activated.

Big Track


The bright large 3" trackball helps to make mouse movements easy and accurate. While the oversized buttons make mouse clicks simple for those with poor motor control.

IntelliKeys


IntelliKeys by IntelliTools is a programmable alternative keyboard that plugs into any Macintosh or Windows computer. It enables patrons with physical, visual, or cognitive disabilities to easily type, enter numbers, navigate on-screen displays, and execute menu commands.

Big Keys Keyboard


BigKeys Keyboard by Greystone Digital Inc. is the size of a standard keyboard with 1" square keys, 4 times larger than a standard BigKeys Keyboard by Greystone Digital Inc. is the size of a standard keyboard with 1" square keys, 4 times larger than a standard key.

Large Print Keyboard


Large Print Keyboard is a standard Windows keyboard with large print keys. The keyboard and its keys are the same size as a standard keyboard; however, the print has been enhanced. The characters measure .5" by .25", about 3 times larger than standard keyboard characters.

Joggle Switch


Joggle Switch allows you to increase or decrease the force required to activate it. It measures 5". Joggle Switch has 15 different settings. Rotate the top to increase or decrease the force required for activation.

Touch Screens:

Description: A monitor screen that can detect and respond to something, such as a finger or stylus, pressing on it.

Products the library will have:
Magic Touch


 

Magic Touch by Keytec is a glass touch screen. It easily attaches to your monitor, and transforms it into a touch interactive device. Magic Touch emulates a mouse, so you can control all mouse driven software with the touch of a finger or stylus.