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What does the library provide in terms of assistive technology and other services for users with disabilities?

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Assistive Technology and Other Services for Users with Disabilities

The Munday Library houses technologies to facilitate academic research and alternate format access to academic materials for users with a variety of vision, hearing, and/or mobility related disabilities. There are wheelchair accessible computers located on the first floor of the library.

Assistive Technologies in the Library 

Screen Reading Software
Kurzweil 3000 - be sure to log in as "student1" in the pull down menu after the log in prompt. 

Scanning Equipment
Kurzweil 3000 (Library Only)

Magnification Equipment
Aladdin - a black and white video magnifier designed for use by people who have visual impairments (including "legal blindness") which make it difficult or impossible for them to read ordinary printed materials.

Staff
Staff at the Library Information Desk are able to provide assistance in the use of equipment and can help in selecting and using academic resources. Library users who do not know how to independently operate the assistive technology in the Munday Library (particularly first-time users) should call in advance to schedule an appointment with a member of the library staff (512)416-5869 for an orientation to the equipment. Specific contact people for assistive technology are Margaret Warner and Kacy Liles.

Hours of Operation
The Munday Library’s assistive technology resources are available whenever the Munday Library is open, and no appointment is required.

Other Services for Users with Disabilities

Materials Retrieval
Library staff will pull materials from the stacks for users who are unable to reach or locate materials by themselves. Whenever possible we retrieve materials immediately, but at times we may need twenty-four hours to provide this service. To ensure prompt service contact the library at (512)416-5869 to schedule an appointment.

Physical Assistance
Library staff will remove physical barriers whenever possible. If barriers exist, please notify library staff and staff will provide necessary assistance whenever possible.

Personalized Services
The Munday Library will provide equal access, but individuals are responsible for independently using library resources. Library staff cannot provide personal reading, photocopying, typing, or note-taking services. Please plan to bring your own assistant if you require support for these services.

Faculty Services
Faculty needing assistance in making course materials accessible should consult the Faculty Resource Center (512)464-8804 or instcom@stedwards.edu.  The Faculty Resource Center also maintains information about Web accessibility.  

If you need a service not mentioned, please ask at the Library Information Desk or phone the library at (512)416-5869.

Privacy
To protect an individual’s privacy, library personnel may not retrieve items from backpacks, personal clothing, or other personal effects. Please have items such as pen drives or Hilltopper card readily available.

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