Computer workstations for students with impairments

 

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Student Point conducted a survey of suggestions concerning the computer workstations. As a result, the Library set up two workstations tailored to the needs of students with physical or mental impairments at two locations of the Vienna University Library.

These workstations are located at the Law Library (room no. 5038, one writing cubicle) and the Education, Linguistics and Comparative Literature Library (group study room on the 1st basement floor).


Using the computer workstations:

  • Law Library: Please collect the keys from the employees at the special library.
  • Education, Linguistics and Comparative Literature Library: You have to book the room in advance.

To use the workstations, you do not have to provide proof of your impairment.

The employees at the special library have completed a training on the use of JAWS, MAGic and the reading device and can answer basic questions.


Equipment:

The workstations are equipped with automatically height-adjustable desks, office chairs on wheels and dimmable, flicker-free desk lamps.

he computer hardware consists of a desktop, a 22-inch monitor with a swivel monitor arm, a large print computer keyboard, a USB extension cable, a printer and a scanner.

The software used includes the screenreader JAWS, the magnification software MAGic as well as the same software that is used in all other computer rooms. The Education, Linguistics and Comparative Literature Library also has a screen magnifier.


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