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Accessibility

Access to the Library

Access to the Library is via the main Treasury building entrance on Crown Office Row. Lifts are available.

The Inner Temple car park has disabled parking bays. Parking is free for Blue Badge holders, but visitors should contact the Treasury Office in advance, so that a Temple parking permit can be left at Tudor Street Gatehouse for them to collect. The Treasury Office telephone number is 020 7797 8250.

Staff at the Enquiry Point will be happy to help users who are unable to access material they require e.g. material on high shelves or if they need help with equipment or software.

In the event of an emergency, we operate a system of assisted escape for users with disabilities. Enquiry Point Staff can explain our emergency evacuation procedures and create a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) if required.

Photocopying

Photocopiers are located in a room near the Enquiry Point. Library staff can provide assistance in operating the photocopiers.

Equipment

Height-Adjustable Table

There is a height-adjustable table in Room C that will allow wheelchair users or those with back problems to adjust their working position simply and easily.

Print Magnifier

A Merlin video magnifier, which can be used to magnify material from the print collections, is available in Room C (near Bay 37). This has a 19 inch monitor and has a wide range of adjustable magnification (from x2.4 to x77). It also has options for changing contrast and colours to suit different vision needs.

Large Screen Monitors

All Library PCs have large screen monitors.

Large Print Keyboard

A large-print keyboard with high-contrast letters is available for partially sighted users. The letters are twice the size of those on a standard keyboard. The keyboard can be requested from the Enquiry Point.

Headphones

Headphones for use with screen reading software are available at the Enquiry Point.

Hearing Induction Loop

The Library Enquiry Point is equipped with a hearing induction loop.

Software

JAWS Screen Reading Software

This software, which is installed on two PCs in Room C near Bays 46 and 50, is designed to assist visually impaired users to access all Windows applications and websites.

Windows 10 

All the Library PCs are running Windows 10. Open the Accessibility folder on the desktop to access various tools, including the built-in Magnifier, the Windows Narrator and the On-screen Keyboard.

Adobe Acrobat 

This is installed on all Library PCs, and will read out most, though not all, PDF files.  Adobe Acrobat can also magnify PDFs.

Chrome Web Browser

Chrome is the default web browser on all the Library PCs.

Contacts

If you wish to discuss your requirements in advance or if you need advice about using the Library or our equipment and software, enquiries may be made to Tracey Dennis.

Email: tdennis@innertemple.org.uk
Tel: 020 7797 8217