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Assistive technology

The University of Toronto Libraries strives to integrate assistive technology on all workstations in all libraries, but there may be times when more specialized technology is made available exclusively to those registered with the Library Accessibility Office. 

Integrated assistive technology (Robarts Library)

All computer workstations in the Robarts Library Information Commons are equipped with ZoomText Fusion (ZoomText + JAWS) and Kurzweil 3000 screen reading software. Many of these computer workstations also offer tabletop flatbed scanning

The Information Commons also maintains Robarts Library's fleet of photocopiers and printers. If you encounter any physical barriers preventing access or would like to produce large print copies, printer attendants are available to assist. 

Many University of Toronto Libraries offer technology loans, such as phone and laptop chargers, headphones, voice recorders, and other common accessories. At Robarts Library, technology accessories are available for loan in the Media Commons

There is also a CCTV electronic magnifier located on the fourth floor of Robarts Library, providing enlargement of print-based reading materials. 

Dedicated assistive technology

The Library Accessibility Office provides laptops for one day loan, but longer loan periods can be provided based on need.

Laptops are equipped with ZoomText, Kurzweil 3000, Dragon Naturally Speaking, and Microsoft Office software. 

Due to limited availability, only registered students are eligible to borrow these laptops from us. However, you may be eligible to borrow technology from other libraries.