Carthage is committed to providing equal opportunities and full participation in Carthage academics for students with disabilities or accessibility needs.
If you find an ebook through the Carthage subscription, your screen reader can read it out loud.
- Visit the Library Catalog and Research
- Use the “Search Carthage College Hedberg Library” search box to enter keywords or a title of an item you are looking for.
- On the results page, you can filter your results by format. Clicking the box next to “Audiobook,” “eBook,” or “Large print” will only give you items in that format.
- If Carthage does not own the item, opening the item’s record will allow you to request it via Interlibrary Loan from another library. Click the blue “Request Item through Interlibrary Loan.”
- If you find an ebook through the Carthage catalog, your screen reader can read it out loud (see below).
Use of the following from off-campus will require you to log in with your Carthage username and password.
- ACLS Humanities E-Book
- ebrary: It is necessary to download the ebrary Reader to use this service.
- EBSCO eBook Academic Collection and EBSCOhost eBook Collection
- KPL Library Card: Kenosha Public Library offers Carthage students access to its space and resources. you may obtain a KPL library card at any KPL branch. You will be asked to verify your address, so bring your Carthage student ID and a piece of mail with your Carthage address on it.
- Zinio Digital Magazines
- eBooks and Digital Media
- LibriVox: Free public domain audiobooks
- Learning Ally: Human-narrated audiobooks. We will have to set up an account for you for access to the Carthage subscription. You must be registered with Diane Schowalter (dschowalter1) and Learning Accessibility Services first.
- Bookshare: An accessible online library for people with print disabilities. We will have to set up an account for you for access to the Carthage subscription. You must be registered with Diane Schowalter (dschowalter1) and Learning Accessibility Services first.
Technology and Software
SCREEN READERS AND TEXT TO SPEECH
- NaturalReader: Free downloadable screenreader software.
- NVDA ScreenReader: Free downloadable screenreader.
- VoiceOver: Text-to-speech function built into Mac operating systems.
VOICE TO TEXT
- Google Voice Typing: Write within Google Apps with voice dictation.
- Apple OS X tools
Apple iOS tools
- Enable Dictation: On the iPad/iPhone, any text app that uses a keyboard (like Google Docs or Notes) will allow dictation when enabled.
Dragon Dictation Software: Individualized software that learns based on your own speech
USING A SCREEN READER WITH GOOGLE APPS
Google Apps will support your screen reader, but you need to turn on the Google Docs screen reader support specifically. After logging in to your Google Apps account, click on your Google Account circle (it may have your picture or initials in the circle. Then click the “My Account” button. Under “Account preferences” choose “Accessibility.”
Learning Accessibility Services
Hedberg Library Information Desk
The staff at Hedberg Library are excited to assist you. Please feel free to request to meet with a librarian. You may stop in at the Library Information Desk, or schedule an appointment. Librarians can help you find audiobooks or ebooks, and assist you with research and technology.
Schedule an appointment with a Research Librarian