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  • Information Services – In 2004 a Standard Operating Environment (SOE) was set up on all Assistive Technology Centre PCs to ensure standardisation across campuses in relation to the range of software available and the versions of that software installed. The SOE now allows students to access the student server, giving them access to academic software, student email and the student’s home drive in addition to assistive technology. The SOE continues to be modified in response to student feedback.

  • Information Services – The Opera web browser was accepted as a supported software application in 2005 and in 2006 was incorporated into the common use computing environment.

  • Assistive Technology Rooms located in six Libraries (Nathan – 2 rooms, Gold Coast, Mt Gravatt, Logan, QCGU and QCA) - http://www.griffith.edu.au/ins/disability/ The rooms are equipped with workstations with:

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      Large Screen Monitors – 24” monitors are available on 5 campuses – this was initially funded by the Disabilities Service but large screen monitors are now being installed as standard for future upgrades by INS.

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        ZoomText Xtra (screen enlargement software)

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        Jaws (screen reading software)

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        Opera web browser

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        Open Book (scanning and reading software)

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        Dragon Naturally Speaking (voice recognition software)

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        Wordsmith (for Microsoft Word users with reading and writing difficulties)

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        Duxbury (Braille translation software)

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        Toccata (Braille manuscript composing software for musical scores)

Other assistive technology available may include

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        Braille printers

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        Braille ‘n speak

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        Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) (for enlargement of pages of text etc.)

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        myReader (for document magnification)

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        Scanners

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        Laser printers

  • Information Services - Disability Access Services – Services include:

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      Library orientation tours

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        Training/assistance in use of Copying Services equipment

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        Retrieval of material from the shelves*

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        Photocopying

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        Assistance with or training in the use of the library catalogue and electronic resources

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        Assignment advice

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        Orientation to and basic assistance with assistive technology

Griffith University Disability Action Plan: Final

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