Resources & Services
Following our computer upgrade process we will be enabling Windows 10 Accessibility support on two computers at all branches except Mulgrave Library.
Windows 10 accessibility features include:
- Adjusting icons and mouse to improve visibility
- Narrator including accessing Braille. The screen-reading app, Narrator, offers simplified navigation and intelligent image description
- Magnifier: Enlarge words and images
- Colour Themes: Boost contrast or get rid of color entirely—whether you have colorblindness, light sensitivity, or a visual preference, with color filters you can customize your screen's color palette
Other accessibility features available:
- BigKeys Keyboard: A standard keyboard with letter, numbers and icons in large sized font, making keys easier to see and press. All with big mouse. Glen Waverley Library also has a keyguard.
- Touch screens: For use as an alternative to a mouse and keyboard, compatible with head pointers.
- Communication Board: Pictorial communication symbols on laminated sheets for people who cannot talk or who have speech that is difficult to understand. Clayton and Glen Waverley have these available in Chinese.
- AUSLAN Children’s storytime with an AUSLAN (sign language) interpreter. At Glen Waverley Library.
- Home Library Service for Monash residents who are unable to visit our libraries: Home delivery, Bus service, Loans to residential facilities. Contact the Positive Ageing Librarian on (03) 9560 1655 to discuss.
- Large Print Books: Unabridged versions of standard print books using a larger sized type.
- Books on CD: Audio books, both fiction and non-fiction are available to borrow.
- Digital Books: A range of audio books for children and adults that can be read or listened to on your computer.
- Magnifying Equipment: Perspex sheet placed over book or other resources to magnify size of text.
- Special characters: The public computers are configured to enable input of the Community Languages of the Monash area. iPads are available for use within the Mulgrave Library.
- Audio induction loop systems (also called audio-frequency induction loops, AFILs or hearing loops): These are an aid for the hard of hearing. They are a loop of cable around a designated area, which generates a magnetic field picked up by a hearing aid. There is a loop area in all branches.
- Monash Public Library Service has been accredited as Communication Access friendly by Scope Australia.