Workstation for Blind and Visually Impaired Users

Where to Find Our Specialised PC Workstation?

The PC workstation for blind and visually impaired users is located at the Central Library on level 0, room 0.44.
You are welcome to use this PC workstation during the service hours of the service desk. The key for this room is located at the service desk.
Booking the room via contact form or phone (+49 351 4677-390) in advance is recommended.

Technical Equipment

The workstation is equipped with a PC. The operating system is Windows 7. You can access the Internet via the standard browser Mozilla Firefox. A braille display translates the text line by line into braille. After switching on the computer, a screen reader will automatically activate. It can read out loud the contents of the screen with the help of the program JAWS (Job Access with Speech). For reading out texts aloud, there is a reading device installed which is also able to save texts. We also provide a book edge scanner for scanning texts.

The workplace also offers various facilities for users with strong visual impairments. With an enlarger, texts are directly transferred to a connected screen where they can be magnified at one's convenience. With ZoomText we provide an easy to use program for reading out and enlarging the screen.

In addition, OrCams for reading texts aloud and tablets for enlarging texts can be borrowed by prior arrangement via