Access & Inclusion Resource Room

The Access and Inclusion Resource Room located on Level 3 of the Chifley Library houses a comprehensive suite of assistive technology including software and hardware for use by approved students registered with Access and InclusionThese computers have access to regular software applications but have a range of additional, specialised programs such a Screen Readers, Screen Enlargers and Voice Recognition software. A rest area and booths for the use of voice recognition software is also provided.

The Resource Room is open during Library hours. Swipe card access needs to be arranged by Access and Inclusion. Each time a card is used to access the Resource Room, the time and card details are recorded by ANU Security.

Software Description Tutorials or guides
Dragon Dictate Speech recognition for Mac Dragon Tutorial
Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional Speech top text application. Lets you enter text by dictating to the computer. DNS Tutorials
Inspiration Tool for students to plan work Inspiration Getting Started
Jaws Reads text on the screen aloud so you can listen to the text. Jaws for Windows quick start guide (PDF)
Kurzweil 3000 Professional Reading, Writing and Learning Assistance Software for Students Kurzweil How To Video's
Read and Write Gold Gives speech feedback - spell checking and word prediction in practically any windows program Read and Write Gold Training
ZoomText Zooms in on the screen effectively making everything larger. Also can read out text on the screen. Part of the DCS programs Zoomtext Training

Additional hardware available in the Access and Inclusion Resource Room includes:

  • Microwave oven
  • Electricity Fan Ringgrip R1247
  • Tieman enhanced vision magnifier machine
  • Konica Minolta Bizhub C452 printer
  • Avaya Phone 4602SW IP
  • 4 PCs DELL Optiplex 9020 with Dell UltraSharp 23inch U2312HM monitor with LED
  • 2 Apple IMAC
  • 2 desktop Epson scanner
  • Hitachi projector CPS210
  • Quest VGS2 Graphics splitters
  • 2 headset microphones
  • Sony cassette recorder
  • Paper punch holder
  • 2 Heavy Duty Staplers
  • Heavy Duty Tape Dispenser