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Working Space for Visually Impaired or Blind Users

The carrel specially equipped for blind and visually impaired users is located in the University Library Reading Room. A telephone with connection to the general telephone network is provided.

The key to the carrel can be obtained from the Reading Room reception on presentation of a valid library card.


The provided terminal runs on Windows 7 x64 with automated standard login. The periphery includes an 80-cell Braille display, a printer and a scanner.

  • 80-cell Braille display: Handytech Modular 84
  • Sophos 10.6
  • Window-Eyes
  • 24-inch TFT display
  • Canon Lide 60 scanner with ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional OCR software
  • Internet Explorer 8

The University Library IT department functions as in-house contact point for technical questions: braillehilfe@ub.fu-berlin.de

Further information and an introduction can be requested from the department of Services for Blind and Visually Impaired Students at Freie Universität Berlin.

tel.: (030) 838-521 22
e-mail: braille@zedat.fu-berlin.de