Accessibility Services

Research Assistance

If a patron is unable to retrieve materials due to a sensory or physical disability, assistance through Document Delivery is available at each location by appointment. A staff member will be assigned and usually can be expected to retrieve about 20 items from shelves or spend up to 30 minutes with a patron.

Any patron who has a UCF identification card is eligible for assistance. More info…

Patrons with print disabilities who require an electronic version of a book or journal owned by UCF may request it via HathiTrust.

Library staffing precludes the ability to provide in-depth assistance such as reading content or interpreting graphs, tables, or charts to patrons. Patrons may wish to consider bringing an assistant for that purpose.

UCF Student Accessibility Services

Individuals who wish to discuss educational barriers or request reasonable accommodations may contact UCF Student Accessibility Services, Ferrell Commons, Bldg. 7F, Room 185, (phone 407-823-2371, email to make an appointment. 

Certain assistive and accessible technology is available for loan to students registered with SAS or to UCF Departments.  Quantities of some equipment and software are limited. For details, see the Student Accessibility Services website at, or contact AT services for questions, concerns or support.

John C. Hitt Library

Wheelchair Accessible Workstations and Study Rooms

Three adjustable height, wheelchair accessible workstations are available on the 2nd (main) floor across the Reference & Information Desk. Two study rooms on the 4th floor are marked as wheelchair accessible. Reserve a room here.

Accessible Technology

The John C. Hitt Library has several reading and listening aid devices. If you are unfamiliar with the assistive technology used in the library, UCF Student Accessibility 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 Read&Write literacy software and the Windows “Ease of Access” suite of services (magnifier, narrator, on-screen keyboard, speech recognition) directly from the “Accessibility” folder on each desktop. In addition, all public PCs have JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion software.

Visit the following locations in the library for other equipment and software:

Second Floor (Main Floor)
  • 6 computers with 40-inch monitors for easier viewing are located near the Research & Information Desk.
  • 2 KIC Scanners, converts text into searchable pdfs, jpgs or mp3 files.
  • Microfilm/microfiche reader lenses with greater magnification (up to 50x) may be installed on the machines; request assistance at the LibTech Desk near the Reflecting Pond entrance.
First Floor (Periodicals/AV)
  • AT4E Computer with large print keyboard, JAWS and MAGic
  • Sorenson Video Phone. Video Relay Service for deaf and hard of hearing patrons. Check out the remote from the LibTech Desk near the Reflecting Pond entrance.
  • Desktop Video Magnifier(CCTV). This device will enlarge physical print on a computer monitor

Rosen Library

The Rosen Library offers an accessible service counter located just inside the front doors and one computer workstation with Jaws and MAGic software, a large-print MAGic keyboard, and a large display (24 inch) monitor. Please contact us directly for additional assistance.

Curriculum Materials Center

The Curriculum Materials Center staff strive to serve the needs of every patron. Please let us know if you need additional assistance. Curriculum Materials Center copiers and printers are configured to be ADA compliant and accessible to patrons with physical disabilities.

There is an accessible computer (large display monitor and MAGic keyboard) that includes Jaws, MAGic, MAGic Eye, and Read & Write software.

Downtown Campus Library

The Downtown Campus Library seeks to provide for the needs of each patron. Please let us know if you need additional assistance. ZoomText and JAWS are installed on each of our public computers. We also have a video magnifier for the viewing of print materials.

UCF Connect Libraries

Accessibility services vary at each regional campus location. Please view your Regional Campus Libraries’ services page for more information.

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