Library Policy for Adaptive Technology Workstation
Emerson College students, faculty, and staff with special assistive technology needs have first priority for use of the Library's adaptive technology workstation for research purposes. The workstation includes a 19-inch monitor, screen magnification software (MAGic 8), screen reader software (JAWS 6.0), and software that reads scanned or electronic text aloud (Kurzweil 1000 for the visually impaired and Kurzweil 3000 for the learning disabled). The workstation is located across from the circulation desk, and Library staff will assist in its use.
No Library computer may be used for illegal or unethical activities. Students who damage a Library computer will be held financially responsible for replacing the computer or parts. No personal software may be installed on any Library computer. Students found changing or deleting software or computer settings (for example, video graphics, Windows desktop, or browser options) may forfeit their Library privileges.
The Library reserves the right to restrict access to this computer. In addition, the Library provides a text magnifier, located next to the adaptive technology workstation, for users who need to enlarge text for easier reading.
If you have any questions concerning the adaptive technology workstation, contact Elena O'Malley, assistant director for technology and access services, by email or at 617-824-8339.