Hedberg Library Services and Resources
At Carthage, the Accessibility Services for Students Department is committed to provide equal opportunities and full participation in Carthage academics for students with disabilities or accessibility needs.
- Diane Schowalter, Director of Learning Accessibility Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 262-551-5802
- Learning Accessibility Services webpage for more information.
- Hedberg Library Information Desk, email@example.com, 262-551-5950
- Schedule an appointment with a Research Librarian: 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.
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- Using the Library Catalog to Search for Audiobooks, eBooks
- Hedberg Library eBook Providers
- Kenosha Public Library Resources
- Online Textbook Resources
- Technology and Software
- Accessibility Station at Hedberg
Using the Library Catalog to Search for Audiobooks, eBooks
If you find an ebook through the Carthage subscription, your screen reader can read it out loud.
- Visit the library’s homepage.
- Click on the “Library” box.
- At the left-hand menu, choose “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).
Hedberg Library eBook Providers
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
- EBSCOhost eBook Collection
Kenosha Public Library Resources
- KPL Library Card: Kenosha Public Library offers Carthage students access to it’s 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
Online Textbook Resources
- 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
- iPads are available for checkout at the Hedberg Library Circulation Desk.
- 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.”
Click the arrow to access the accessibility features and click the button to toggle screen reader support on for Google Docs.
- Make sure to get your professor’s permission to record lectures. If you have lecture recording as an accommodation through Diane Schowalter, you don’t necessarily have to disclose that to your professor, but it would be wise if you asked the professor’s permission anyway.
Smartphone or tablet
If you are just recording audio, we recommend using your smartphone, if you have one. Typically the microphones built into laptops are not the greatest quality, especially if you are not speaking directly into it and it may be a hassle to use an external microphone.
Accessible Station in the Library
Located in the lower level of the library in Individual Study Room 118. Please ask the Library Information Desk if you need assistance using the Accessible Station, contact Sarah Mueller in the Library, or set up an appointment with a Research Librarian.
The station offers the following:
- Large-format keyboard
- Screen magnification
- Voice dictation software
- Microphone and headset
- Scanner with read-aloud software
- Screen reader