Services and Facilities for Users with Special Needs

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Services and Facilities for Users with Special Needs

To ensure that all library users have their resources and services needed, the Library provides the following services and facilities to users with special needs.

i. Library cards can be issued to persons accompanied the user with special needs on request.

ii. Library Tour

iii. Service at circulation counter

a. Books searching and reservation

b. Assist the users of special needs for the Borrowing & Returning services at the circulation counter

c. Assist the users of special needs accessing materials on 3/F

Here are the list of software and hardware which are provided for users with special needs. Most of them are located
at 1/F North Special Reading Equipment Room.

Software Details
Screen Reader:
JAWS (Job Access With Speech),
NVDA HK edition*
JAWS can turn screen content to voice or braille and
automatically do OCR for pdf file. NVDA is a screen-reading
software that accommodates the need of Chinese users.
Electronic Magnifier:
Zoom Text Magnifier
The electronic magnifier can enlarge the text in the computer
Chinese Input Method:
BRITE is a multi-functional Braille translation editing program
which allows people to easily perform two-way instant
translation between Braille and regular text.
Braille Display:
Focus 40 Blue braille display
The braille display is a portable machine that can turn the
computer screen into braille. It works with screen reader
software likes JAWS & NVDA.
Braille Note Taker:
Braille Mini Writer
This braille writer is a portable note taking device that can store
braille into USB or miniSD card.
Desktop Video Magnifier CCTV:
Merlin Elite HD/OCR 24" CCTV
The desktop video magnifier CCTV helps to enlarge books/text
for reading featuring HD and text-to-speech(OCR) that allows
user to listen to the text.
Braille Embosser (printer):
ViewPlus Max embosser
Braille Embosser enables users to print braille on A4 papers.
Book Scanner:
Plustek OpticBook A300
The Book Scanner is designed for scanning book for OCR and
used with any text-to-speech software.
Height-adjustable Desk & Flexi
monitor arm:

Freemax E11desk
Electric height-adjustable desk is designed to fit users with
different levels of wheelchair. The Flexi-monitor arm facilitates
the different position for the computer monitor.
3M Polarizing Light 3M Polarizing Light reduces glare on surfaces and the LED bulb
is anti-flicker.
Washrooms Three washrooms with facilities for users with special needs are located at
the end of both North and South wing of 1/F and at north wing
of 3/F.