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Library Notice

To meet the learning needs of students with Special Educational Needs (SEN), the Library has provided the following SEN equipment:

Equipment for checkout

Hardware Details
Compact 7 HD Compact 7 HD is a truly portable 7-inch widescreen electronic video magnifier.
OrCam MyEye OrCam MyEye is a wearable, voice-activated visual impairment device that instantly reads text from any book & screen.
Scanmarker Air Scanmarker Air is a portable device for scanning wirelessly via a Bluetooth connection to a computer, smartphone or tablet.

Equipment installed at 1/F of the Library

Software/ Hardware 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 files. NVDA is a screen-reading software that accommodates the needs of Chinese users

Windows Built-in Accessibility Features (link)

There are several built-in features in Windows to support productivity, creativity, and ease of use for everyone including areas such as vision, hearing, dexterity and screen reader, etc
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 an electro-mechanical device for displaying braille characters which can be used to read the contents of a computer. It works with screen reader software likes JAWS or NVDA
Book Scanner:
Plustek OpticBook A300
The Book Scanner is designed for scanning books for OCR and is used with any text-to-speech software
Height-adjustable Desk & Flexi monitor arm:
Freemax E11desk
The electrically height-adjustable desk is designed to fit users with different levels of wheelchairs. The Flexi-monitor arm facilitates the different positions for the computer monitor
Polarizing Light Polarizing Light reduces glare on surfaces and the LED bulb is anti-flicker

Booking & Rules

Priority will be given to our Library users with SEN. Please reserve the equipment through the Library Room/Facilities Booking System. Below are the booking rules for the SEN equipment:

Eligible Users: Staff and Student (Users with Special Educational Needs will always have priority to use the equipment)
Quota: 2 sessions per day (maximum 3 hours per session)
  • The rooms are available on a "First Come, First Served" basis.
  • Concurrent bookings of 2 workstations / databases are NOT allowed.
  • The equipment will be released to others if the user does not show up after 15 minutes.
  • No-show without making any cancellation will count against the quota limit.
  • Users are responsible for any losses and damages of the equipment in the rooms.
  • Reservation rules and regulations will be subject to change without prior notice.
  • Library reserves the right to cancel any booking without prior notice.

In addition, users with SEN can approach the Service Counter for assistance in checking in and out of the library materials, book searching, and retrieval. Library tours can also be arranged.