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Accessibility Support Services: Assistive Technology
& Facilities

Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Accessibility Support Room (201A) is located on the 2nd floor of the Dafoe Library, with easy access from the elevator exit. 

The Room is equipped with:

  •    A height-adjustable table

  •    A large-size table

  •    An anti-glare lamp

  •    A scanner

  •    A Windows public workstation with 27” monitor and Internet access

  •    An ergonomically adjustable chair

  •    Kurzweil 3000 [text to speech/audio]

  •    Dragon Naturally Speaking [speech to text]

  •    JAWS [screen reader]

  •    VTEK magnifier

Room 201A is suitable for individual or group use.  The Room can be booked on a first-come-first-served basis for a maximum duration of 2 hours at a time.  You can request a longer period if there is no apparent demand at the end of the initial 2 hours. To book the Room, contact the Service Desk of the Dafoe Library in person, by phone at (204) 474-9844 or via e-mail at dafoe@umanitoba.ca.   The Room is also open to the students of Campus Life Program, which is the University’s outreach program.

Please refer to Room 201A Use Policy below.

Main Floor Behind the Service Desk:

  • A  27-inch monitor iMac

    • Visit the Service Desk and request the use of the iMac.  You can bring and upload your individually customized profile or configure the machine by going into System Preferences = > Universal Design.  When you are finished with the machine, please select “Restart” from the Apple menu, at the left top-corner of the machine. 

  • A Windows public workstation with Kurzweil 3000 and JAWS.

    • Simply login to the machine with your UMNet ID and password.

Ask at the Service Desk:

  •   Two anti-glare lamps

  •   Two headphone sets

  •   Windows laptop machine

All circulating items are available for a 2-hour loan period.


Sciences and Technology Library

  • Two height-adjustable tables (one with the iMac, the other by the windows)

  • One 27-inch iMac

    • You can bring and upload your individually customized profile or configure the machine by going into System Preferences = > Universal Design.  When you are finishedwith the machine, please select “Restart” from the Apple menu, at the left top-corner of the machine.  Please ask for assistance at the Desk. 

  • One anti-glare desk lamp available for circulation

  • One set of headphones available for circulation

  • One VTEK Voyager magnifier located on the third floor beside the microfiche reader and VCR/TV Combo.

 All circulating items are available for a 2-hour loan period.


Albert D. Cohen Management Library

  • One height-adjustable table

Architecture/Fine Arts Library

  • One height-adjustable table - Reading Room in the main floor.


E.K. Williams Law Library

  • One height-adjustable table

William A. Newman Agriculture Library

  • One height-adjustable table

Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library

  • One height-adjustable table

  • One 27-inch iMac with Kurzweil 3000

    • You can bring and upload your individually customized profile or configure the machine by going into System Preferences = > Universal Design.  When you are finished with the machine, please select “Restart” from the Apple menu, at the left top-corner of the machine.  Please ask for assistance at the Desk. â€‹

  • Dragon Natural Speaking on a laptop for circulation

  • One anti-glare desk lamp available for circulation

  • One set of headphones available for circulation

  All circulating items are available for a 2-hour loan period.

Elizabeth Dafoe Library Room 201A Use Policy