Assistive technology

The University of Toronto Libraries strives to integrate assistive technology on all workstations in all libraries, but there may be times when more specialized technology is made available exclusively to those registered with us

Integrated assistive technology

All computer workstations at central libraries are equipped with ZoomText Fusion (ZoomText + JAWS) and Kurzweil 3000 screen reading software.

Many of the computers located at the Robarts Library Information Commons are equipped with tabletop flatbed scanning. The Information Commons also maintains Robarts Library's fleet of photocopiers and printers. If you encounter any physical barriers preventing access or would like to produce large print copies, printer attendants are available to assist. 

Many University of Toronto Libraries offer technology loans, such as phone and laptop chargers, headphones, voice recorders, and other common accessories. 

There is also a CCTV electronic magnifier located on the 3rd floor of Robarts Library, providing enlargement of print-based reading materials. 

Dedicated assistive technology

The Library Accessibility Office provides laptops for 72-hour loan, but longer loan periods can be provided based on need.

Laptops are equipped with ZoomText, Kurzweil 3000, and Microsoft Office software. 

Due to limited availability, only registered students are eligible to borrow these laptops from us. However, you may be eligible to borrow technology from other libraries.