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Data Trek Now Offers Software Solutions for Library Staff and Students with Disabilities

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Data Trek Now Offers Software Solutions for Library Staff and Students with Disabilities

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Data Trek, Inc. has introduced additional ways for schools to achieve ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance in their libraries. Touch Screen monitors and V View software can be combined with Data Trek's School Series library automation software to meet the requirements of ADA. School libraries can now increase access to information for both staff and students with visual impairments.

Data Trek, Inc. offers three Touch Screen monitors to make online searching even easier, and V View, a screen magnifying software product. Both products seamlessly integrate with Data Trek's School Series library automation software to make online catalog access easier.

With Touch Screen monitors, less typing is required, which reduces the time spent accessing the online catalog records. All three Touch Screen monitors are designed to work with Data Trek's School Series GoPAC software, a Windowsbased Online Public Access catalog, and ImageLink, an add-on software product that imports and links scanned images (such as photos, maps and graphics) to bibliographic records in a database.

Data Trek, Inc. can accommodate different needs of both library staff and students by offering two models, A and B, which implement capacitive-sensing technology, and a third Touch Screen model, C, which uses pressure-sensing technology. Capacitive technology requires a human finger to activate its features, whereas a pressure-sensitive screen reacts to any type of contact, for example, a pointing device or a pencil eraser.

The V View system is designed for library staff or students who cannot see the standard size print on the computer screen. V View provides direct screen magnification of all text and graphics appearing on any screen. A three-button mouse enables a user to adjust magnification up to 16 times, to scroll through the entire screen, and to return to the full screen immediately. …

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