In collaboration with the Student Accessibility Support Center, the University Libraries offers services and equipment to support students with disabilities.
The Resource Room is located in the Central Reading Room of the Melville Library. The room includes special equipment and software for students with disabilities. The room is available to students who have registered with the Student Accessibility Support Center and can provide library staff with the password. The room can be used up to 2 hours a day.
Software available in the room includes:
ZoomText Magnifier will enlarge and enhance everything on the computer screen, making all applications easy to see and use.
Dragon Naturally Speaking software is for speech recognition, used for dictation and speech to text conversion. This requires the microphone, which is setup on the workstation.
JAWS (Job Access With Speech) is a screen reader, providing speech output for the content on the PC screen.
There are two desk-height scanners located in the computer area of the North Reading Room. The DoIT consultant at the service desk can provide assistance if needed.
An accessible computer and printing is available at the Health Sciences Library.
Paging services are available upon request at a library service desk. Electronic delivery of articles or book chapters is available through the University Libraries’ document delivery service.
If you have questions about the University Libraries’ services and equipment, please contact Jennifer DeVito at 631.632.9731. The Student Accessibility Support Center can be reached at 631.632.6748.