Government of New Brunswick
Adaptive Workstations

All public libraries throughout the province have an adaptive workstation available to transform print or text information into an accessible format. The workstations are wheelchair accessible and loaded with the following adaptive software and hardware.


  • System Access and NVDA – allow the user to interact with the computer through keystrokes and receive audible responses
  • OpenBook – allows users to scan print documents and read or hear them read on the computer
  • ZoomText – magnifies text up to 36 times its original size
  • Kurzweil 3000 – allows users to highlight words while reading or hearing the text read
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking – allows the user to interact with the computer using their voice
  • AMIS – a DAISY player 


  • A desktop computer with CD burner
  • A large screen monitor
  • Headphones (patrons may also bring their own headphones)
  • A document scanner
  • Large Print French keyboard – yellow with black lettering
  • Large Print English keyboard – yellow with black lettering
  • A roller trackball mouse 
Closed Circuit Televisions

Public libraries are also equipped with Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) units. These allow the user to enlarge print or images by placing them on a tray, which is positioned under a camera. The image displays on the attached 19-inch monitor and can be enlarged up to 60 times its original size.

Anyone may use the adaptive workstation or CCTV unit by presenting their public library card. The adaptive workstation can be reserved for up to one hour. Please contact your library for more information, or watch this video – Workstation overview – describing our adaptive workstations and CCTV. (You may experience a slow loading time due to the length of the video).