Services for Users with Disabilities

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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.

These computers are located on each floor from the Library’s Lower Level2nd, 3rd, and 5th Floors. You can use them either of 2 ways:

 

Adaptive Equipment at King Library

 

MagniSight Explorer Magnifier 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.

 

Kurzweil 1000™ Software & Scanner — at 3rd Floor Service DeskKurzweil 1000 Software & Scanner

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 aidRollator 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.

Contact Disability Outreach Services

General Reference
1-408-808-2397

You may contact us by using California Relay Service: 711 or 1-800-735-2929

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