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Kenyatta University has acquired two new Merlin LCD desktop magnifiers for use in the Post Modern Library; to be used by students and staff with low vision.
The library uses assistive technology such as CCTVs to magnify print for low vision ; Braille machines for the totally blind; embossers for transcription of print into Braille; JAWS(Job Access with Speech) and NVDA (Non Visual Desktop Access) screens readers which enable the visually impaired to search/listen to information, headphones; talking books; magnifying lenses; scanners; calculators and Braille books.
The University has been rated among the best and has the highest number of students with special needs due to its commitment to cater for their needs. This is evidenced by the provision of shuttle services, sign language interpreters, resource center for transcription of examination and CAT scripts and an annual Disability day focusing on the welfare of these persons in the University.
The revised Webometrics ranking has seen Kenyatta University rise to the 3rd position in Kenya, after University of Nairobi and Egerton University.
In Africa, Kenyatta University secured position 22 up from 29 in the previous ranking and 2020 in the world.
In the spirit of celebrating and supporting open access,Kenyatta University Library in collaboration with KU TV and INASP produced a Video/Infomercial.
This was in line with the “Open in Action” theme, where the various steps taken by the library to make the resources accessible are highlighted. Open Access and self-archiving concepts are highly elaborated. Advantages of open access, the various policies that support and promote the same; as well as the challenges facing open access are well explained.