Information Services

Accessible PCs and accessible study room PCs

Detailed information about equipment available with Accessible PCs in open access areas and in the Main Library Accessible Study rooms 1-3 (Floor 1) and Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library Accessible Study Rooms 1 and 2 (Floor 1) at King's Buildings.

Types of assistive technology

Accessible PCs

Accessible PCs are available at several locations.

The Accessible PC Quick Start Guide contains information about workstation locations and the technology provided with each one. Printed copies of the Guide can be found at most APC locations. Alternatively, the Guide can be viewed and downloaded using the PDF link below.

The Guide can be provided in Braille or other formats upon request by contacting the Information Services (IS) Helpline.

 

Hugh Robson Building, Basement Computing Lab: HP Scanjet 200 flatbed scanner, electric adjustable height desk, 3M ergonomic right-handed mouse, ABBYY Finereader 11, Adobe Creative Cloud, Inspiration 9, MindGenius 6, TextHelp Read&Write 11, Audio Notetaker,  Zoomtext 10 and Adobe Digital Editions.

Pollock Halls, Holland House Computing Lab:  HP Scanjet Pro 3500 f1 ADF scanner, electric adjustable height desk, Kesington Orbit mouse, ABBYY Finereader 11, Adobe Cretive Cloud, Inspiration 9, MindGenius 6, TextHelp Read&Write 11, Audio Notetaker, Zoomtext 10 and Adobe Digital Editions.

Moray House, Holyrood Library, First (Entrance) floor: HP Scanjet 5590 ADF scanner, manual adjustable height desk, AirO2bi quill right handed mouse, Goldtouch adjustable keyboard and Goldtouch numerical pad, Tieman CCTV, ABBYY Finereader 11, Adobe Creative Cloud, Inspiration 9, MindGenius 6, TextHelp Read&Write 11, Audio Notetaker, Zoomtext 10 and an Adobe Digital Editions.

New College Library: HP Scanjet 5590 ADF scanner, electric adjustable height desk, logitech marble mouse, Microsoft 4000 ergonomic keyboard, ABBYY Finereader 11, Adobe Creative Cloud, Inspiration 9, MindGenius 6, TextHelp Read&Write 11, Audio Notetake, Zoomtext 10 and Adobe Digital Editions.

New College, Manson Room Computing Lab: HP Scanjet 5590p scanner, manual adjustable height desk, MyReader 2 CCTV, ABBYY Finereader 11, Adobe Creative Cloud, Inspiration 9, MindGenius 6, TextHelp Read&Write 11, Audio Notetaker, Zoomtext 10 and Adobe Digital Editions.

Accessible workstation, Law Library, with CCTV overhead magnifier, document feed scanner, ergonomic keyboard and Trackball mouse

Law Library: HP Scanjet 5590 ADF scanner, electric adjustable height desk, Kensington Orbit Optical Trackball mouse, Microsoft Natural keyboard, Clearview Bright CCTV, ABBYY Finereader 11, Adobe Creative Cloud, Inspiration 9, MindGenius 6, TextHelp Read&Write 11, Audio Notetaker, Zoomtext 10 and Adobe Digital Editions.

Edinburgh College of Art Library, Evolution House: Epson Expression 10000 A3 scanner, manual ajustable height desk, Logitech marble mouse, ABBYY Finereader 11, Adobe Creative Cloud, Inspiration 9, MindGenius 6, TextHelp Read&Write 11, Audio Notetaker, Zoomtext 10 and Adobe Digital Editions.

Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library Level 1, Kings Buildings: HP Scanjet 5590p flatbed scanner, mini keyboard, Belkin number pad, Kesington Slimblade trackball mouse, ABBYY Finereader 11, Adobe Creative Cloud, AutoCAD 2016, UniSim Design Suite, Inspiration 9, MindGenius 6, TextHelp Read&Write 11, Audio Notetaker, Zoomtext 10 and Adobe Digital Editions.

A My Reader 2 CCTV unit is located at a seperate desk nearby.

Lady Smith of Kelvin Veterinary Library, Easter Bush: HP Scanjet Pro 3500 f1 ADF scanner, electric adjustable height desk, vertical mouse, Microsoft Natural keyboard, ABBYY Finereader 11, Adobe Creative Cloud, Inspiration 9, MindGenius 6, TextHelp Read&Write 11, Audio Notetaker, Zoomtext 10 and Adobe Digital Editions.

Accessible study rooms 1-3 Main Library

To arrange access to these rooms, contact the Student Disability Service (contact details below). The rooms are bookable through the online booking system.

There are a further seven (7) accessible study rooms on the same floor which have no specialised IT provsion other than a large screen monitor. These rooms  are accessed and booked using the online booking system.

Accessible study room 1: HP Scanjet 5590 ADF scanner, SARA scanner reader, manual adjustable height desk, Kesington Orbit trackball mouse, ABBYY Finereader 11, Adobe Creative Cloud, Inspiration 9, MindGenius 6, TextHelp Read&Write 11, Dragon Naturally Speaking 15, Zoomtext 10, Audio Notetaker and Adobe Digital Editions.

Accessible study room 2: HP Scanjet 5590 ADF scanner, manual adjustable height desk, Varidesk adjustable standing desktop, high visibility black-on-white keyboard, Logitech marble mouse, ABBYY Finereader 11, Adobe Creative Cloud, Inspiration 9, MindGenius 6, TextHelp Read&Write 11, JAWS Professional 18, Zoomtext 10, Audio Notetaker and Adobe Digital Editions.

Accessible Study Room 3, Main Library, with Humanware Prodigi magnifier and reader, document feed scanner, trackpad, ergonomic k

Accessible study room 3: HP Scanjet 5590 ADF scanner, Prodigi document magnifier and reader unit, manual adjustable height desk, Kinesis Advantage ergonomic keyboard, Cirque Glide Point Trackpad, left hand Quill mouse, ABBYY Finereader 11, Adobe Creative Cloud, Inspiration 9, MindGenius 6, TextHelp Read&Write 11, Dragon Naturally Speaking 12.5, Zoomtext 10, Audio Notetaker and Adobe Digital Editions.

Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library accessible study rooms

To arrange access to these rooms contact the Student Disability Service (contact details below).The rooms are bookable through the online booking system.

Accessible study room 1: HP Scanjet 5590 ADF Scanner, Merlin CCTV unit, manual adjustable height desk Microsoft 4000 ergonomic keyboard, 3M ergonomic right-handed optical mouse, ABBYY Finereader 11, Adobe Creative Cloud, AutoCAD 2016, UniSim Design Suite, Inspiration 9, MindGenius 6, TextHelp Read&Write 11, JAWS, Audio Notetaker, Zoomtext 10 and Adobe Digital Editions.

Accessible study room 2: HP Scanjet 5590 ADF Scanner, SARA scanner, manual adjustable height desk, Microsoft 4000 ergonomic keyboard, 3M ergonomic right-handed optical mouse. ABBYY Finereader 11, Adobe Creative Cloud, AutoCAD 2016, UniSim Design Suite, Inspiration 9, MindGenius 6, TextHelp Read&Write 11, Audio Notetaker, Zoomtext 10 and Adobe Digital Editions.

 

Mary Brück 

There is an accessible study room in the Mary Brück (King's Buildings) with no specialist IT provision other than a large screen monitor. This room is accessed and booked using the online booking system.

Help and assistance

Student Disability Service

  • The University of Edinburgh

Contact details

Address

Street

Third Floor
Library Building
55 George Square

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH8 9LJ

If you have a problem on these computers or need assistance using the software or equipment, please:

 

Request an alternative format

To request this document in an alternative format, such as large print or on coloured paper, please contact Viki Galt, the Disability Information Officer.

Viki Galt

Disability Information Officer

  • Information Services

Contact details

Address

Street

Argyle House
Floor F West
3 Lady Lawson Street

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH3 9SH

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