To meet the learning needs of students with Special Educational Needs (SEN), the Library has provided the following SEN equipment:
Equipment for checkout
|Compact 7 HD
|Compact 7 HD is a truly portable 7-inch widescreen electronic video magnifier.
|OrCam MyEye is a wearable, voice-activated visual impairment device that instantly reads text from any book & screen.
|Scanmarker Air is a portable device for scanning wirelessly via a Bluetooth connection to a computer, smartphone or tablet.
Equipment installed at 1/F of the Library
JAWS (Job Access with Speech)
NVDA HK edition
|JAWS can turn screen content to voice or braille and automatically do OCR for PDF files. NVDA is a screen-reading software that accommodates the needs of Chinese users
Windows Built-in Accessibility Features (link)
|There are several built-in features in Windows to support productivity, creativity, and ease of use for everyone including areas such as vision, hearing, dexterity and screen reader, etc
|BRITE is a multi-functional Braille translation editing program which allows people to easily perform two-way instant translation between Braille and regular text
Focus 40 Blue Braille display
|The braille display is an electro-mechanical device for displaying braille characters which can be used to read the contents of a computer. It works with screen reader software likes JAWS or NVDA
Plustek OpticBook A300
|The Book Scanner is designed for scanning books for OCR and is used with any text-to-speech software
|Height-adjustable Desk & Flexi monitor arm:
|The electrically height-adjustable desk is designed to fit users with different levels of wheelchairs. The Flexi-monitor arm facilitates the different positions for the computer monitor
|Polarizing Light reduces glare on surfaces and the LED bulb is anti-flicker
Booking & Rules
Priority will be given to our Library users with SEN. Please reserve the equipment through the Library Room/Facilities Booking System. Below are the booking rules for the SEN equipment:
|Staff and Student (Users with Special Educational Needs will always have priority to use the equipment)
|2 sessions per day (maximum 3 hours per session)
In addition, users with SEN can approach the Service Counter for assistance in checking in and out of the library materials, book searching, and retrieval. Library tours can also be arranged.