Assistive technology

Assistive technology is the term used to describe a range of software and hardware alternatives designed to make our computers in libraries easier to use.

We have trackballs to replace the standard computer mouse. These trackballs can be operated with just one finger, ideal if you find a standard mouse difficult to use.

We have big-key keyboards as well as regular keyboards. The big-key version has large black letters on white keys that are almost four times normal size. To complement the larger keyboards we have larger monitors too.

Adjustable height desks allow comfortable access to the PC for people who use a wheelchair.

All of our libraries have some assistive technology though there will be a better choice at our bigger libraries. Contact any of our branch libraries if you want to check what alternatives are available.

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