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Library Notice

To meet the learning needs of students with Special Educational Needs (SEN), the Library provides SEN equipment at 1/F of the Library.

The Equipment

Software/ Hardware Details
Screen Reader:
JAWS (Job Access with Speech)
NVDA HK edition
JAWS can turn screen content to voice or braille and automatically do OCR for pdf file. NVDA is a screen-reading software that accommodates the need of Chinese users.

Electronic Magnifier:
Zoom Text Magnifier

The electronic magnifier can enlarge the text in the computer screen.
Chinese Input Method:
BRITE is a multi-functional Braille translation editing program which allows people to easily perform two-way instant translation between Braille and regular text.
Braille Display:
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
Desktop Video Magnifier CCTV:
Merlin Elite HD/OCR 24" CCTV
The desktop video magnifier CCTV helps to enlarge books/text for reading featuring HD and text-to-speech(OCR) that allows users to listen to the text.
Braille Embosser (printer):
ViewPlus Max embosser
Braille Embosser enables users to print braille on A4 papers.
Book Scanner:
Plustek OpticBook A300
The Book Scanner is designed for scanning book for OCR and used with any text-to-speech software.
Height-adjustable Desk & Flexi monitor arm:
Freemax E11desk
Electric height-adjustable desk is designed to fit users with different levels of wheelchair. The Flexi-monitor arm facilitates the different position for the computer monitor.
3M Polarizing Light 3M 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 Room Booking System. Below are the booking rules of the SEN equipment:

Eligible Users: Staff and Student (Users with Special Educational Needs will always have priority to use the equipment)
Quota: 2 sessions per day (maximum 3 hours per session)
  • The rooms are available on a "First Come, First Served" basis.
  • Concurrent bookings of 2 workstations / databases are NOT allowed.
  • The equipment will be released to others if the user does not show up after 15 minutes.
  • No-show without making any cancellation will count against the quota limit.
  • Users are responsible for any losses and damages of the equipment in the rooms.
  • Reservation rules and regulations will be subject to change without prior notice.
  • Library reserves the right to cancel any booking without prior notice.

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.