Central Library, JNU is delivering special service to the visually challenged students and researchers of the University by using advanced assistive technologies. In Library, these services are being delivered through a special unit named after Helen Keller. Helen Keller unit is equipped with 30 computers, each installed with JAWS (screen reading softwares), Kurzweil 1000 (OCR software) and computer headphones. In addition, to this 20 HP flatbed scanners, 02 Lexcam scanners, 02 braille refreshable display and 02 braille embossers are also provided. The softwares installed in the computers of this unit supports different European and Hindi Language. Further, this unit has been extended to different School/Centres like SSS-I, SSS-II, SIS, CSLG and Sanskrit Centre.
Library has also distributed 52 Angle Daisy Player (Digital Voice recorder) to each student to record their classroom lectures. Library has distributed 40 Dell make Laptops to M. Phil and Ph.D scholars.
Library has also extended the locker facilities upto M. Phil. and Ph.D scholars to visually challenged and physical Handicapped students/researchers.
15 Wheelchairs were provided by EOO for the Physically Challenged students and are being distributed by the Central Library. 5 computers are provided (reserved) at ground floor of the Library for the physically challenged students.
Central Library has subscribed bookshare.org to facilitate the visually challenged students to provide the relevant collection in different formats such as daisy, mp3 and e-text. In addition, to this Library is also a member of Daisy Forum of India (DFI).
Library is organising training and orientation programme on the uses of assistive technology for the benefit of these students so that they can use of the latest assistive technologies in their day to day studies.
For assistance in Assistive Technology contact
Shri Somesh Vishwakarma