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New Accessibility Centre opens

New Accessibility Centre opens

The Library has opened a new Accessibility Centre for students with disabilities and dyslexia. It can be found on the first floor and is for the use of students registered with Birkbeck’s Disability and Dyslexia Service.

Features of the room include:

  • Individual lighting, controlled by switches at the door
  • Desk lamps
  • Wheelchair accessible automatic door
  • Scanners and headphones at every workstation
  • Ergonomic chairs
  • Height adjustable tables
  • Hearing induction loop
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Printer enabled for colour and double-sided printing that does not require the user to log in
  • Coloured printing paper

In common with all Birkbeck computers, the room’s PCs have the following assistive software on them: MindView, ClaroRead, ZoomText, JAWs and Dragon.

Further information about library support for students with disabilities and dyslexia can be found here: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/lib/disability-support

Published: 23 September 2016