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Waidner-Spahr Library

Accessibility at Waidner-Spahr Library: Assistive Technology

Information about library services for users with disabilities.

Screen Readers & Other Useful Tools

Adobe Acrobat Reader 9 and Microsoft Windows 7 Ease of Access Center

These programs are installed on all computers in the library. Both contain a read-out-loud feature, as well as several other helpful attributes.

Read & Write

Read&Write is a program that will read aloud all digital texts--including Word documents, web pages, and PDFs--and has features to assist with outlining, research citations, proofreading, vocabulary-building, and more.  

Read&Write is available for free to all members of the Dickinson community.  Visit the Assistive Technology page on the Access and Disability Services website for more information and download instructions.

Read&Write is also available in the following locations in the Waidner-Spahr Library: Alden Room, Information Commons, IC Classroom, and the Reference Commons.

Magnifying System

CCTV Clearview+ Magnifying System

This system enables users to zoom in on small print materials. It is located on the upper level of the library.

ADS & Assistive Technology

For more detailed descriptions or for information about additional assistive technologies, please visit the Assistive Technology page on the Access & Disability Services (ADS) office website.

Send your questions by email to or by calling ADS at (717) 245-1734.