What assistive technology is available?

IC text magnifier

There are stand-alone video magnifiers in both the Information Commons (IC) and Western Bank Library (WBL).

Simply turn on the magnifier and place your printed book or document on the magnifier’s reading table. This table is on rollers so you can move it easily from left to right, and backwards and forwards.

You can then adjust the contrast, colour and magnification of the image of the printed page which the magnifier’s monitor displays.

The magnification range of the Eclipse magnifier in the IC (illustrated above) is between 3 to 50 times the original, whilst that of the Aurora HD magnifier in WBL is between 2 to 70 times.

Simple user instructions are available with each magnifier.

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