The Library is committed to ensuring that its services and programs are accessible to all patrons.
According to the Student Disability Services Student Handbook, “UCF is not responsible for providing personal assistants, individually prescribed devices, readers for personal use or study, or other devices or services of a personal nature.” Therefore, patrons must bring an assistant who can aid in conducting research.
Five wheelchair accessible computer workstations are available on the 2nd (main) floor near the Reference & Information Desk.
The John C. Hitt Library has several reading and listening aid devices. Individuals should be trained to get the most benefit from the equipment. If you are unfamiliar with the assistive technology used in the library, UCF Student Disability Services keeps a list of Support Agencies that offer instruction on using it. This equipment is useful for persons with print related impairments who wish to conduct independent research using the Library’s electronic resources.
All public PCs provide the Windows "Ease of Access" suite of services (e.g. magnifier, narrator, on-screen keyboard) directly from the desktop. Visit the following locations in the library for other equipment and software:
Other accessible technology workstations with Jaws and MAGic are available at the following locations.
Individuals with disabilities who need more assistance may inquire with UCF Student Disability Services, Ferrell Commons, Bldg. 7F, Room 185, (phone 407-823-2371, TTY/TDD only 407-823-2116). For accommodated testing purposes only, their computers have the following software: Dragon Naturally Speaking (Speech to Text), JAWS (Screen Reader), MAGic (Screen Magnification Software), Natural Reader (Text to Speech) and Read & Write Gold (Literacy Software).
For more detailed information check the UCF Student Disability Services Web site at http://sds.sdes.ucf.edu/.
Last updated January 23, 2015 1:48:09 PM