Information for People with Disabilities
General Information | Assistive Technology Lab | Parking | Outside Drive-Up 24 hour Book Drop
General InformationStaff of Pickler Memorial Library are happy to provide additional services for the research and personal information needs of patrons with disabilities. Please call the Research & Instruction Department at 660-785-4051 or stop by the Library Service Desk located near the front doors. Before beginning in-depth research, patrons should contact a Subject Specialist to ensure uninterrupted assistance.
- Library entrance has automatic doors.
- Two elevators
- Restrooms: 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors. One stall with grab bar at each location.
Assistive Technology Laboratory
The Assistive Technology Laboratory, located on the
first floor near the Current Periodicals, has several
adaptive devices which can help visually impaired users gain access to print
and electronic library materials. Patrons who would like to use the Assistive
Technology Laboratory should contact Carol
Lockhart at 660-785-7417.
Equipment in the Assistive Technology Laboratory :
2 Computers: both are Dells with 4 gig ram and Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.9 GHz. Windows 7
Scanner: Fujitsu fi-6230
Printer: Juliet Interpoint Braille Embosser
Monitor: 20" LCD with 800x 600; 1024x 768; and 1600 x1200 magnification modes. Portrait modes are also available.
Refreshable Braille Display: Power Braille 40 with ScreenPower for DOS
A Braille display that attaches to the computer that allows a Braille reader to access the screen. As the user moves around the computer screen, tiny pins on the display raise and lower to form the Braille characters of each line.Software in the Assistive Technology Laboratory:
- Open Book Unbound 9.0
Software captures images from the scanner and converts it to ASCI text.
- JAWS for Windows 9.0
- Software reads computer screen aloud
- Hint for using JAWS: If you are sighted and want to type in the Google box,
press Insert and F4. That will turn JAWS off. If you are blind, press enter
before you type in the Google box.
- Duxbury for Windows 10.7 Translates text into Braille.
- Dragon Naturally Speaking 11
- Allows a person to control a PC with speech instead of a keyboard or mouse.
All of the student network software found in the student computing labs is available on the Assistive Technology computers.
Low Vision Equipment:
- Computer: Dell with 4 gig ram Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.9 GHz. Windows 7
- Monitor: 20" LCD with 800x 600; 1024x 768; and 1600 x1200 magnification modes. Portrait modes are also available.
- Scanner: Fujitsu fi-6230 flatbed scanner.
- Optilec - magnifies print
Handicapped spaces are available in many parking lots on campus. Please visit the Truman Department of Public Safety for maps and more information about parking on campus.
Outside Book Drop
There is a drive-up 24 hour book drop in the parking lot between the Student Union Building and McClain Hall.