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Head Librarian

Ida-Maria Mäder

Phone: +49 30 2093-99700
Fax: +49 30 2093-99705
ida-maria.maeder@ub.hu-berlin.de

other library staff

 

Workstations for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Workstation for the blind

The following equipment is at your disposal:

Hardware

  • PC technology (Windows 7) with automated standard login
  • 24-inch monitor with loudspeaker
  • Scanner Plustek OpticBook 3600 with OCR software
  • Standard keyboard
  • 80 character Braille keyboard from Freedom Scientific - Model Focus 70
  • Braille printer (printer for Braille) - model Basic D (currently not available)

Software

  • Internet access (Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera are available as browser software)
  • JAWS 14 (Voice Output of Screen Content )
  • Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Image processing software (IrfanView)
  • Adobe Acrobat XI Pro
  • FineReader Sprint 11
  • Citavi and Endnote as literature management software

 

You can print and scan via the regular printing service of Ricoh. Payment via the MensaCard of the Studentenwerk.

Further information on loan periods and literature search for people with disabilities.

Workstation for the visually impaired

The following equipment is at your disposal:

Hardware

  • PC technology (Windows 7)
  • 27-inch monitor with loudspeaker
  • Plustek OpticBook 4800 book scanner with OCR software
  • Upper case keyboard with white letters on black background

Software

  • Internet access (Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera are available as browser software)
  • MAGic 12 screen magnification software
  • Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Image processing software (IrfanView)
  • Adobe Acrobat XI Pro
  • VLC player
  • FineReader 9.0 Sprint
  • Citavi and Endnote as literature management software

 

You can print and scan via the regular printing service of Ricoh. Payment via the MensaCard of the Studentenwerk.

Enlarger

There is also a separate workstation with a magnifying device (MagniLink - pure reader).