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
    • Available via an app
    • On a computer, it is necessary to create a My EBSCOhost account (that is separate from any Carthage accounts or logins). To download books in this collection it is also necessary to download the Adobe Digital Editions Reader and create an Adobe ID. Learn more
  • 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

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR READING AND WRITING SUPPORT

Kurzweil 3000 is a web-based technology resource created especially for students with learning disabilities. It is free to Carthage students, faculty and staff.

It allows users to:

  • Simultaneously listen to and read scanned text, image text (such as PDF files), digital files and Internet pages
  • Access multiple file types that include: EPUB; TXT; HTML; PDF; TIFF; NIMAS; MathML; DOC; RTF; DAISY and ANY scanned paper with text and photos
  • Use colored highlighters and other visual prompts to identify important information
  • Create MP3 audio files for use with iPods, iPhones and iPads
  • Hear their own writing read aloud to them
  • Access English and bilingual dictionaries, Google® Translate and voice note tool
  • Improve study skills by using the research and writing functionalities such as sticky notes, extraction of outlines and column notes, auditory spell check and word prediction
  • Instructors may create files for students with disabilities who need reading support for tests and download tests to the files

SCREEN READERS AND TEXT TO SPEECH

  • Kurzweil 3000: Kurzweil 3000 is a web-based technology resource created especially for students with learning disabilities. It is free to Carthage students, faculty and staff.
  • NaturalReader: Free downloadable screenreader software.
  • NVDA ScreenReader: Free downloadable screenreader.
  • VoiceOver: Text to speech function built into Mac operating systems.

VOICE TO TEXT

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.”

Contact Us

Learning Accessibility Services

Diane Schowalter
Director of Learning Accessibility Services
dschowalter1@carthage.edu
262-551-5802
Learning Accessibility Services

 

Hedberg Library Information Desk

help@carthage.edu
262-551-5950

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