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Database Assistive Technology: Home

Headphones with Microphone

The library has USB headsets with microphones that are available for student use. These headphones are useful for students who would benefit from listening to databases that offer text-to-speech translations. The microphone component is ideal for voice-to-text technology. 

Lexile Levels in the Catalog

The Lexile Measure of each of the library's books is provided in the online catalog. Students and faculty can narrow their online book search by Lexile range. 

Quiet Study Rooms

Quiet study rooms are available for use by all students. 

Assistive Technology

         Assistive technology (AT) devices are “any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities,” according to the Assistive Technology Act of 2004.

         On this page you will find the assistive technology tools that are currently available in the library. In addition, the purple tabs at the top of this page highlight the assistive technology that is available in the library's databases. If you have any questions on how to use these tools please contact the library at ext. 5125.

Audio Books

Follett audiobooks are accessible through a separate app for audiobooks through Catalist.  Access these with any mobile device like a phone or iPad.  Click for installation directions.

Catalist would be useful for any student with visual impairment. 

Kindle

   Title I students have access to Kindles available in Student Support Services. Students are encouraged to speak to their teacher if they wish to borrow one. The library has many e-books available for students to download onto their Kindle. For directions on how to download an e-book, see the library media center's main website or visit the library for help. 

   The Gale Virtual Reference Library database allows the user to download PDFs to e-reader devices, including the Kindle. 

Subject Guide

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Jennifer Jourdain
Contact:
Montachusett Regional Voc Tech School
1050 Westminster Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
jourdain-jennifer@montytech.net
(978) 345-9200 x5125
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Alternative Keyboards

The library has cylicone keyboard covers available for students who have a visual impairment. The keyboard features easy to read large print letters that rest on top of the computer's keyboard.