Almost all NTID general purpose classrooms are already outfitted with a “low-vision” LCD monitor. Most of the NTID labs are pre-wired so a low-vision monitor can be installed as needed. To find out which spaces already have a low-vision monitor or to request an installation, ask your teacher to contact the NTID Service Desk.
Use a CCTV. This machine uses a high-resolution video camera to enlarge and alter an image on a built-in video monitor. A CCTV can be delivered to NTID classrooms and labs as needed and is also requested by your teacher at the NTID Service Desk.
The Disability Services Office (DSO) does not print textbooks in enlarged font. DSO provides books in PDF format, so that you can use them on a computer and view in whatever font size/type is needed.
If there is an e-book, you do not have to do anything since the book is already digital and you can use it on an e-reader or computer, and can increase the font size (or listen to the text being read) as needed.
If there is no e-book available, you can purchase the textbook. DSO will then contact the publisher to obtain the text in digital (PDF) format. Publishers are using a single source that DSO can access and if the book is available there, then it is often ready for you in a few hours. Some publishers are not using that resource, so it could take up to a few weeks. If you need it faster than DSO can get it (or if the publisher does not have a digital copy available), then DSO can take your book, cut off the binding, and scan it to create a PDF in the DSO office.
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Mac Accessibility Shortcuts
You can use the keyboard shortcuts below to control accessibility options on a Mac
|Display Accessibility Options||Option-Command-F5|
|Turn the invert colors on or off*||Control-Option-Command-8|
|Zoom in or out*||Control-scroll gestures
Option-Command-Plus Sign (+)
Option-Command-Minus Sign (-)
|Locate the Mouse Pointer||Quickly move the mouse back and forth to make it bigger (marked in Display preferences)|
|*Shortcuts must be marked in System Preferences >> Keyboard.|
Windows Accessibility Shortcuts
The following is a list of keyboard shortcuts for assistive technologies in Windows 10, including Magnifier, High Contrast, and others.
|Open Magnifier||Windows logo-Plus Sign (+)|
|Toggle invert colors on and off*||Ctrl-Alt-I|
|Zoom in or out*||Windows logo-Plus Sign (+)
Windows logo-Minus Sign (-)
|Exit Magnifier*||Windows logo-Esc|
|Open the Ease of Access Center||Windows logo-U|
|*Magnifier app must be open for the shortcut to function.|