Information for People with Disabilities
| Assistive Technology Lab
Outside Drive-Up 24 hour Book
Staff of Pickler Memorial Library are happy to provide additional services
for the research and personal information needs of patrons with disabilities.
Please call the Reference 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.
- Public Telephone: 1st floor near bathrooms. Push button free
phone for local calls (34" from the floor)
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
Equipment in the Assistive Technology Laboratory :
2 Computers: both are Dells with 1 gig ram 3.4 GHz. Windows 7
Scanner: Fujitsu fi-422C2
flatbed scanner, has an automatic document feeder for large volumes of text.
Hint: for using scanner for large batches when you
are using the document feeder. Change the settings in OpenBook to large batch.
Under Advanced, Scanner Selection in OpenBook, select "unknown Twain using
Fujitsu - Must close TWAIN after each scan." Put the paper in the document
feeder with the writing upside down and facing away from you. When you
want to scan the other side of the page, turn the paper over, load it in the
document feeder upside down and facing away from you. Choose "Turn Pages
Over" in Open Book. It will scan them in order but watch out for problems like
mixed up columns of text. Don't put more than 20 pages in the
document feeder at a time.
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 8.0
Software captures images from the scanner and converts it to ASCI text.
Screen Review Software:
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.
Braille Translation Software
Duxbury for Windows 10.6 Translates text into Braille.
Speech Recognition Software:
- Dragon Naturally Speaking 11
- Allows a person to control a PC with speech instead of a keyboard or
Computer Software: Microsoft Office Professional 2003
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 1 gig ram 3.4 GHz. Windows
- Monitor: 20" LCD with 800x 600; 1024x
768; and 1600 x1200 magnification modes. Portrait modes are also available.
- Scanner: Fujitsu fi-422C2 flatbed scanner, has an automatic document feeder for
large volumes of text.
- Optilec - magnifies print
Access to Parking
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
Outside Book Drop
There is a drive-up 24 hour book
drop in the parking lot between the Student Union Building and McClain Hall.