Information for People with Disabilities
Staff of Pickler Memorial Library are happy to provide additional services
for the research and personal information needs of patrons with disabilities.
You may want to call the Reference Department at 660-785-4051. Before beginning
in-dept research, patrons should contact a
to ensure uninterrupted assistance.
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 1 gig ram 3.4 GHz. Windows XP
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:
Reading software: 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
Screen review software reads a 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.
Translation Software: Duxbury for Windows 10.6
text into Braille.
Speech Recognition Software: Dragon Naturally Speaking 11
Allows a person to
control a PC with speech instead of a keyboard or mouse.
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 XP
Professional. Windows XP Professional
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
Parking: Handicapped Spaces.
"Handicapped parking decals may be obtained for individuals with existing
physical or medical disabilities for short or long term parking. Long term
handicapped parking will require a state issued placard. A certificate for
medical need for parking must be completed by the physician and presented to
the Truman DPS Parking Service Coordinator with a red, blue or green paid
parking decal for any type of handicapped permit to be issued. (Truman
Department of Public Safety)
Visitors are those individuals who are not employed or who
are not enrolled in classes or designated guest at Truman State
University. Visitors who wish to park their vehicles on the
University campus are asked to obtain permission for parking at
the Department of Public Safety, Parking Services." Office
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 660-785-7400. (Truman
Department of Public Safety)
The Library entrance has handicapped
automatically opening doors. You need to push the large flat button
for them to open.
Internal Access: There are two elevators.
Restrooms: 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors. One stall
with grab bar at each location.
Telephone: 1st floor near bathrooms. Push button free phone for local calls (34"
from the floor).
There is a drive-up 24 hour book
drop in the parking lot between the Student Union Building and McClain Hall.