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Assistive Technology at the Library

Details the assistive technology available at the library.


The Whittemore Library ensures that students, faculty, staff and the general public have appropriate technologies needed to access programs and services of the university.

The Library is committed to provide equal access to all students and members of our community so the may "be informed, inspired, and empowered to become information literate and self-directed learners" as stated in FSU's vision statement. Our policy is intended to expand our library services to patrons with visual, hearing, learning and other disabilities through the use of assistive technology and an accomodating space to enable them to become independent and autonomous library users.The Library works closely with the Center for Academic Suport (CASA) which manages accomodations for students at the university. 

Location and Listing of Assistive Technology

The Assistive Technology station is located on the first floor near the Reference Department. 


  • Computer with 24"monitor
  • Magnifier (2): The hand-held magnifying device is available at the Reference Desk
  • Topaz video magnifier: Desktop video magnifier with a high definition/resolution 24"computer monitor

Software loaded on computer

  • Winwizard: a software for students with learning disabilities and those who have difficulty with reading and writing
  • JAWS: a computer screen reader program that provides a text-to-speech output.
  • Zoomtext: a screen magnifying software

Additional Hardware in Library

  • Scanner - located across from the reference desk