Taubman Health Sciences Library
The main entrance to the Health Sciences Library is equipped with an automatic door opener. The Taubman Library has the following equipment available on the 4th floor (street level) in the main reference area:
Ergopod Accessibility Workstation:
This workstation supports a wide range of ergonomic and assistive accommodations for sitting, standing, and wheelchair users. It can be used with the Aeron-brand fully adjustable ergonomic chair. The Ergopod was developed at the Adaptive Technology Computer Site (ATCS) of the University of Michigan and was designed primarily for computer users with disabilities. It is a sit-stand-recline motorized adjustable-height work surface equipped wih assistive hardware and software. The ITCS adaptive technology loadset provides software for blind, visually impaired and learning disabled users. Ergopods are located at the Taubman Health Sciences Library, in some Campus Computing sites, and at the Duderstadt Center. Multiple USB ports onboard the pod encourage users to provide personally-owned keyboards and mice.
What's on the Ergopod?
- Dell Pentium 4
- JAWS screen reader
- MAGIC image enlarger
- Kurzweil 1000
- Kurzweil 3000
- Dragon Naturally Speaking
- Macintosh G5
- iListen (for Macs)
- NEC 20" flat panel displays
- Goldtouch keyboard
- Headset and Microphone Jacks
- KVM switch
- USB Ports.
For information and instructions: http://www.itcs.umich.edu/atcs/
This device allows users to magnify any printed material for easier reading. It is useful for anyone trying to read an item with small print. It is available for use in the 4th floor (street level) in the main reference area next to the special needs workstation. This equipment was provided by the Adam S. Miller Memorial Fund administered by the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.
Please do not hesitate to approach staff with questions and/or comments or for further assistance in using the workstation or in gaining access to information resources.