The University of Zadar secured helping equipment for students with disabilities  which was obtained through the participation of the Student Counselling Centre in two international projects : DUCAS “Developing university counselling and advisory services” and EduQuality “Education for Equal Opportunities at Croatian Universities“ .

A speech synthesizer

Since it is almost unimaginable not to have access to the computer nowadays, a speech synthesizer enables to the blind or visually impaired to work on the computer or surf the internet. It is a combination of hardware and software: besides the computer, the JAWS programme turns to a sound, i.e. reads the location of the cursor (for example the name of the icon you have chosen or an option on the current menu), the text you are typing or have already typed. A special piece of equipment generates the sound similar to human speech that is adjusted to the phonology of a language. Without it, the sound would be quite „robotic“.


For more information on the JAWS software click on this LINK

Electronic hand magnifier

An electronic hand magnifier is a device intended for multifunctional usage by the visually impaired, but also for any situation where a quick magnification and visual display are needed. The electronic magnifier OptelecClearNote+ magnifies and adjusts the image to certain sight impairments (a magnified image, high contrast, black and white, colour shift). The device can be connected to a computer or an LCD projector. Very intuitive and easy to use, it is adapted for a fast shift to the magnified display of the aimed part of a book or other printed material.



More about the OptelecClearNote+ device can be found at this LINK.

The Braille Notetaker

The Braille Notetaker HumanwareBraille Note Apex 18 BT is a device with Braille input and output options – it has a special keyboard for the input of Braille letters, and the option to print the Braille text. The device has multiple formats of input-output interfaces (VGA, USB, sound) and its primary purpose is to offer support to a blind person. The device may be used independently or in combination with a computer, printer, smartphone devices or a tablet.



Video dmeonstration of the device:



TOSHIBA Portege R830-1H5 (for more details click HERE)

HP 2540p (for more details click HERE)

TOSHIBA R600-10U (for more details click HERE)

LG XNOTE LW60 (for more details click HERE)

DELL Optiplex 760 (for more details click HERE)

Tablet iPad 2

2x Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi 16 GB


NEC NP 410 (for more details click HERE)

Multifunction printer

)HERECanon iRC2380i (for more details click 

Digital camera

Canon EOS 450D (for more details click HERE)


Hand held scanner

HP Scanjet FCLSD-0508

Binding machine

CombBind C366 (for more details click HERE)

Digital voice recorders

)HEREOlympus DS-55 (for more details click

Olympus DM-550 (for more details click HERE)

3x SONY ICD-TX50 (for more details click HERE)