This is a collection of resources from UWM and beyond to help get the most out of the Equipment and Reserve collection.
Accessible Services and Resources » – A comprehensive collection of services, resources and facilities features from all departments of the UWM Libraries. If a service or resource that you are looking for is not listed, please contact the Libraries’ ADA liaison Beth Traylor at email@example.com so that we can follow up.
This information can be made available in alternative formats upon request to the UWM Libraries Administrative Office.
|Chrome Vox – screen reading software||Ctrl+Alt+z (Control and Alt and Z keys)|
|Magnifier – Changes screen resolution||To make things bigger: Ctrl + Shift and + (Control and Shift and Plus)|
To make things smaller: Ctrl + Shift and – (Control and Shift and Minus)
To reset resolution: Ctrl + Shift + 0 (Control and Shift and Zero)
|Zoom In/Out||Zoom In: Ctrl and + (Control and Plus)|
Zoom Out: Ctrl and – (Control and Minus)
|Contrast – Changes screen contrast||Ctrl + Alt + Brightness up or down keys (Control and Alt and Brightness up key or Brightness down key)|
|Read&Write – App features text to speech, voice dictation, research aides, and highlighting tools.||Download from Chrome Web Store|
|Speak It – World of Extension – text to speech program||Chrome Extention|
|Voice Recognition – voice recognition program||Download from Chrome Web Store|
|Full List of Chromebook Accessibility Keyboard Shortcuts||Search or scroll down to Accessibility section|
- Recording audio voice-over for a PowerPoint Slideshow (Guide)
- Recording audio voice-over for a Keynote Slideshow on a Mac (Guide)
- Audacity – Free, open-source audio recording and editing software
Stock and Royalty Free Assets
- Film Footage
- Internet Archive – Video and audio Stock footage
- Detonation Films – Footage of special effects
- Mazwai stock footage – Curated stock footage
- Audio Footage
- Free Music Archive – Free music and royalty free music
- More Resources
- Filmmaker U’s The Ultimate (and growing) list of Free Film Stuff
- UWM Knowledgebase – creating streaming DVD clips – searchable index of campus information.
- Handbrake – Free, open-source video transcoder
- iMovie (MAC/iPhone): One of the simplest programs available for basic editing. iMovie is great for someone just learning the basics of editing, allowing for some special effects and transitions.
- Adobe Premiere (Windows/MAC/iPhone): This program is quickly becoming the most popular in the industry. It’s simple for beginners, but has hundreds of specialties for an advanced editor to master. Premiere is often used to complete professional films and commercials, as well as basic school projects or compilations. Premiere has a fantastic titling tool, allowing the editor to quickly, efficiently, and creatively add titles to their project. Premiere does not allow for multiple editors to work on the same project, or create some of the cutting edge effects
- Adobe After Effects (Windows/Mac): This program is huge. It allows for so much creative control, but it is extremely unforgiving and difficult for beginners. After Effects is best used for special effects rather than actually editing a video, as most editors will make the effect here, then export it into a separate Premiere timeline.
- Video Editor App and Clipchamp (Windows): For fast and simple single-clip editing, you can use the Video Editor app found in Photos. For more options and more complex videos try Microsoft Clipchamp.
- Scan with your phone – You can scan documents to PDF with your phone. Android, iOS, and Samsung options available.
- Chemistry 3D Models
- Graphing Calculator online
- Language Learning – Language Resource Center
- Open Education Textbooks Guide
- Free software for UWM students
- VLC – Free, open-source media player
LinkedIn Learning tutorials are free to UWM students, staff and faculty. They include:
- Adobe Photoshop
- Premiere Pro
- Final Cut Pro
- Windows Movie Maker
A row of semi-enclosed study carrels are available on a first come, first served basis. They are located along the south wall of the Equipment & Reserve area on the lower level, west wing of the library. Three of the carrels have equipment that may be used by all library visitors. The remaining carrels are available for online/Zoom classes or individual study. Please note this is an active study area of the library. So, ambient noise levels may vary.
Viewing Carrels – The first carrel has a VHS, DVD, and Blu-Ray player. The third carrel from the left has a DVD/International DVD player.
Typewriter – Available in the second to last open study carrel along the wall behind the DVDs in the Equipment and Reserve Services study area. Typing paper is not supplied.
Open Carrels – All open carrels have a desk, tabletop outlet, and chair enclosed by by walls, but no door.