In the framework of the Operational Program “Digital Convergence”, the Library of the Hellenic Mediterranean University proceeded to the creation of a Support Service for Persons with Disabilities using the new technologies.
The purpose of the service is to support print-disabled users in their search, retrieval and use of the printed materials and online resources available to the library, as well as access to the Internet.
The Library participates in the Collaborative Network of Accessible Bibliography for Disabled Persons which operates within the Hellenic Academic Libraries Link and AMElib (Accessible Multi-modal Electronic Library – http://amelib.seab.gr/), which is the first attempt for a collective online public catalog, which documents, based of the international standards, accessible bibliography in Greece.
In a specially designed place on the 1st floor of the library, there are workstations that are equipped with special devices and software to satisfy the needs of people with disabilities, as well as brochures with detailed instructions for use, concise instructions, and instructions in Braille.
Assistive technologies (software and devices) of the Laboratory for Visually Impaired Users:
- 3 workstations with SuperNova software (SCREEN READER MAGNIFIER)
- BRAILLE display
- Closed-circuit television (CCTV) magnifier
- Optical character recognition device
- Braille Printer
- Big keys keyboards
- Mouse -Joystick