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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.

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.


Alberta D. Cohen Management Library

  • One height-adjustable table

Architecture/Fine Arts Library

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


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.