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Services for people with functional diversity

They have right to these services all those people with difficulties of mobility, problems of vision, etc. That they belong to the university community.

Place of study for students with functional diversity

Location : room 8 of the General Library (1st floor) of the University of Alicante. To access or reserve the Room 8, you will need to present the TIU in the counter of information.

Equipment : computer with Operating system Windows 7, scanner, headset and microphone.

Applications indicated especially for people with visual problems:

  • Jaws. Version 15. Jaws  Is a reader of screen for Windows that allows the access to the information to people with blindness and low vision by means of reading of the become in the system with a powerful synthesis of voice and providing specific scripts and own tools in common Applications, as they can be listed of links in web browsers. It is the most advancing among the readers of screen and the most used of the world.
  • ZoomText. Version 10. ZoomText  Is a magnifier and reader of screen allocated to the access to the information to people with low vision and blindness. The level of extension can be up to 16 times the original size and between other visual improvements, applies to straightened of source to avoid the loss of quality to big levels of magnification and improvements in elements of follow-up eat: pointer of the mouse, cursor Of insertion of text and focus at present active. It is the magnifier of screen more advanced and used to world-wide level. Besides, it also includes an effective reader of screen with different tools of reading with crowd of synthesis of voice and in different languages.
  • NVDA. Version 2013.3. NVDA Is a free windows reader for Windows that allows access to the information of people indidentes or with low vision. It has a synthesis of voice and provides additional tools -as they can be the listings of links in the web browsers. Besides when being a free project is in constant evolution.

Applications indicated especially for people with difficulties in the speech:

  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Version 12 SP1. Dragon   Is the software of recognition of voice more sold of the world. It converts his words into text and can perform any task with the team of form faster and easy. From capturing ideas and creating documents until sending emails, carry out researches in Internet and use simple commandos of voice to control many of the programs that uses each day home, in the work or in any another place. They use it usually people with disability motor to write more quickly and realise tasks in a computer of form more agile. Although all the people can benefit from his goodnesses.

Applications of improvement of the productivity:

  • It season XI Pro. Version 11. It season  more than the best converter of PDF. It is full of intelligent tools that increase the strength of your communications. Easy, flowed and brilliant. It allows the generation, edition and verification of the accessibility of PDF documents, in addition to having a powerful and effective OCR (Optical Recognition of Characters).

The Centre of Support to the student (FALL)  offers specific help to the students of the University of Alicante with some special need.


The users with disability accreditation and approval will enjoy double the corresponding time for each document loaned. The renewal can be done by phone or in person.

Reading and query in room

The Library has a magnifying glass to expand texts and images.

Location and delivery of documents

If those who do not use these services do not look for themselves, the staff of the library will look at it and will deliver it to him.

Courses of training

The Library offers sessions of training to the letter on the query and the handle of resources of information as well as visits guided adapted to the needs of each person.

Reprography and digitalisation

If the users can not photocopy, scan with ends of investigation or study some part of a document or consult the microform, the personnel of the library (if it considers it suitable) will commission of this and will give him the copy.


University Library

Universidad de Alicante
Carretera San Vicente s/n
03690 San Vicente del Raspeig
Alicante (Spain)

Tel: (+34) 965 90 3996

Fax: (+34) 96 590 3735



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