Itinerant Accessibility Equipment

Itinerant Accessibility Equipment

The Library Services Department makes available to the libraries a traveling accessibility team to serve the specific needs of blind or visually impaired people.

The team consists of:

  • Laptop, with external keyboard and mouse, which has installed: JAWS, NVDA, ZoomText, Openbook, Mekanta, Windows 8 and Microsoft Office.
  • Other devices: RUBY XL HD handheld electronic magnifier, handheld scanner and headphones.
  • Manuals, documentation and chargers

Specific programs:

  • JAWS (Job Access With Speech): Screen reader program for blind or partially sighted persons.
  • NVDA (Non Visual Desktop Access): screen reader program for blind or visually impaired people. Free and open source.
  • ZoomText: program that allows to expand the content of the screen.
  • OpenBook (OCR): character recognition program. Read aloud any document scanned / photographed.
  • Mekanta: a tool for learning the keyboard (layout) and for learning to write with a computer. Addressed at children and young people with visual impairment.

Generic Programs:

  • Microsoft Office

Users interested in using this equipment should inform their library who will make the request.

The team will be assigned to the library for a minimum of one week.

The use of the equipment by the users will be carried out exclusively in the library.

Libraries offering this service :

Every library in the Network offers this service