Services and Materials for People With Disabilities

Braille and Large Print Materials

We have a limited number of materials available in these formats. The one Braille resource we provide is a Bible, located in the Reference collection. Large Print materials consist largely of fictional works. We are also able to borrow materials from other libraries to supplement our collection, via Interlibrary Loan.

In order to provide access to the other print materials in our collection, we have installed Kurzweil 3000 software on a specially designated computer in room 103C on the first floor. This software allows students to scan print materials and have these read back to them as audio, or view them in larger print on the screen. After scanning in material, students may save the files to access at a later time. Students may also export an audio MP3 or WAV file of the material to their shared drive, which they can access anywhere on campus. Any student is able to use this software. For information on how to use the Kurzweil software, please see our Kurzweil 3000 Guide. For further assistance, please contact a librarian.

Audio-Book Databases

Access to these databases is provided through the Disability Services Office for students registered with the office. Alternatively, eligible students can register with the organizations as individuals, upon providing proof of their eligibility.

NOTE: Due to copyright restrictions, these databases are available only to eligible disabled persons. If you think you might be eligible, contact Disability Services for information on how to document a disability.

Learning Ally: A non-profit organization, Learning Allyprovides audio books of many textbooks and other educational materials. Books are provided in several formats, including digital.

Bookshare.org: A non-profit organization, Bookshare provides access to audio and braille books for eligible persons. Many of the materials provided are more recreational than educational in nature. Books are provided in both audio and digital Braille formats.

Simplicity Magnifier

Simplicity Magnifier

This machine is located on the first floor of the library and is available for anyone to use. Instructions for use are provided at the machine.

Therapeutic Light Boxes

Simplicity Magnifier

There are 5 therapeutic llight boxes located throughout the library (east and west perimeters on each floor) and are available for anyone to use. More information and instructions for use are provided at each machine.

 


For more information on services available to disabled students, please visit the Disability Services website or contact Laurie Bickett, Disability Services Coordinater.

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