LCD Desktop Magnifiers in the Special Needs Section
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.