There are numerous software applications available on a workstation in our
community college library. These include a PC-integrated Optelec CCTV; 21"
monitor; JAWS; Kurzweil 1000; ZoomText Xtra Level 2. All of the former
provide access for students and community people with low vision.
In an effort to serve students and community people with reading
disabilities, I am considering adding Kurzweil 3000 to the available
choices of assistive technology. To help my decision and to work out
relationships with the rest of the campus, I am trying to determine
whether libraries (in contrast to Personalized Access Centers) place
Kurzweil 3000 on public PCs. If so, what staff relationships exist between
the Library and the Access Centers and Academic computing specialists?
Secondly, do any Libraries or Access Centers install Kurzweil 3000 on
laptops and lend the installed software, scanner, and laptop to students
who have a qualifying disability?
Thanks for your consideration.
Steve Thompson, Library Specialist
Rock Valley College Library
3301 N. Mulford Rd
Rockford IL 61114