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Hardware And Software For Disabled Persons

The library works hard to provide an inclusive environment for all individuals. If you need accommodations due to a disability while in the library, please let us know so we can help you directly, or we'll work with the Student Accessibility Resources office to coordinate any accommodations needs.

Document & Image Enlarger

The Pace and Emerald Coast libraries have a digital enlarger to assist patrons with visual impairments. This device will enlarge and display on-screen any item under the camera (documents, textbooks, checkbooks, electronics, etc.). Several additional high-contrast modes may be helpful for patrons with some forms of color vision deficiency. This machine also can scan a document or page of text and read it aloud via text-to-speech software.

Portable High Definition Magnifier

The Pace library has two Optelec Compact 7 HD magnifiers available at the Circulation Desk for checkout. This device is ideal for enlarging any type of material anywhere in the library (it's portable, so you can take it to where the materials you're trying to view are located).

Study Carrels

The library has several ADA-compliant Study Carrels available for checkout. For semester carrels, fill out this form and note that you require an ADA carrel. You may also contact the Circulation department by phone at 850.474.2414.

Scientific Calculator

The library has purchased a SciPlus-2200 Scientific Calculator to assist patrons with low vision. It can perform scientific, statistical, and trigonometric calculations and fractions. This calculator can be checked out from the Circulation Desk at the Pace library.

Request ADA Books From HathiTrust

Users who are registered with the UWF Student Accessibility Resources office may request ADA-compliant text materials.

Course Reserves

All online (scanned) Course Reserves readings have been processed using optical-character-recognition (OCR) technology to make them compatible with Screen Reading software.

Braille Conversion Software & Printer

The Pace library has one workstation on the first floor with software that can convert existing documents (e.g. Microsoft Word or PDF) into Braille (which can then be embossed onto appropriate paper using our braille printer). For more information about braille conversions please contact Frederic Barry at or via phone at 850.857.6157. This workstation also features an extra-large monitor for patrons with vision impairments and a joystick-style mouse for those individuals with motor-control impairments.

Text-to-speech And Magnification Software

ALL library workstations and laptops have the Kurzweil 3000 text-to-speech and ZoomText screen magnification software pre-installed.