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For accessibility software and technology questions, please contact libraryaccess@smu.edu. Software & technology can be moved to different library locations upon request.

Kurzweil 3000/Firefly

Kurzweil reads and translates digital text aloud and includes organizational tools (text highlighter, talking spell checker, note-taking capabilities, and dictionary). SMU students with a documented disability may sign up for an account at DASS. Other SMU students, faculty, and staff can email for an account libraryaccess@smu.edu

  • On all computers in Fondren Library and may be downloaded on personal computers.

Zoom Text Magnifier/Reader

ZoomText aids users with low vision by magnifying computer screen display up to 36x. ZoomText screen reader narrates users’ actions such as file menu selections and keyboard inputs in addition to reading web pages and documents.

  • On 2 computers in Fondren Library Blue 1 and Bridwell Library.

JAWS Screen Reading Software

JAWS provides speech and braille output to enable blind or low vision users to read documents, email, websites, and other applications.

  • On 2 computers in Fondren Library Blue 1 and Bridwell Library.

Dragon Naturally Speaking Voice-to-Text Software

Voice-to-text software allows user to speak into a microphone and create a document in a word processing program or email.

  • On 2 computers in Fondren Library Blue 1.

ClearView Magnifier with 19" screen

Magnifies print materials.

  • Located in Bridwell Library.

Braille Embosser with Duxbury Translation Software

Prints text into tactile braille cells.

  • Located in Fondren Library Blue Room 131.