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Spaces & Technology

The CSUDH Library has many places and resources available to use, from assistive technologies to study rooms

Assistive Technology in the Library

The Library offers assistive technology equipment including hardware and software in the ASI Mac Lab, located on the 2nd floor of Library South near the Library Research Help Desk (see map). For more information about accessibility at the Library, visit Services for Users with Disabilities

Please contact Wei Ma ( if you have questions or would like assistance using assistive technology in the library. 

Assistive technology room with computer.

Hardware in the Library

The Library offers the following hardware in the ASI Mac Lab: 

  • Two (2) Assistive Technology computers
  • One (1) Book scanner (How to use - a step-by-step guide)
  • Two (2) document scanners 
  • Two (2) big keyboards (BigBlue Kinderboard)
  • One (1) CCTVs
  • One (1) smart CCTV
  • One (1) 3-btn Mouse
  • One (1) Joystick
  • One (1) Air bic mouse
  • One (1) Extreme 3D Pro stick mouse
  • Three (3) electric adjustable tables
  • Headphones available for check-out from TLS Desk

Software in the Library

Assistive technology workstations in the ASI Mac Lab have the following software installed: 

User Instructions & Guides for In-Library Tools

The following documents provide instructions on how to use assistive technology in the Library and are available online and in print format in a binder in the ASI Mac Lab. 

Screen Navigation

Text to speech Conversion

Speech to Text Conversion: 

Accessibility Conversion

  • Create an Accessible PDF from a Scanner (Available in print format in the Binder in the ASI Mac Lab)
  • Applying OCR to Existing PDFs on your Computer (Available in print format in the Binder in the ASI Mac Lab
  • How do I convert a PDF file to an editable Word document using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro (Available in print format in the Binder in the ASI Mac Lab)
  • How to Convert PDF into text (.txt) file using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro/li>

CopyRight and Fair Use restriction when converting your document to other media, like MP3​