Accessibility services

We support the participation of people with disabilities in academic pursuits at the University of Arizona and in lifelong learning. We provide access to research materials and services through reasonable accommodations, such as readily accessible adaptive technology and software, special equipment, and personal assistance.

Assistive technology

Our assistive technology room (Main Library, B326) has adaptive equipment and software, including Dragon Naturally Speaking 11, JAWS 17, Kurzweil 3000 version 10, and MAGic 11. Visit any Main library service desk to get the door code or remote control for entry.

Adaptive equipment and other computers with assistive technology software can also be found at the Main, Science-Engineering and Fine Arts Libraries.

Braille typewriter (Perkins Brailler)Main B326, Science-Engineering

Closed circuit televisions with color monitor

Closed circuit television with black/white monitor

Main B326, Science-Engineering, Fine Arts

Main second floor

HeadphonesAvailable for checkout at all library service desks

Headphones with microphone (USB Dragon recommended)

Main B326
Available for checkout at Main, Science-Engineering, Fine Arts
High power Ledu reading lampMain B326
Kurzweil machine without cassette recorderMain B326, Main second floor, Science-Engineering
Manual magnification lens with high intensity light (Ednalite VSI Master Lens System)Main B326
Ntouch videophoneMain B326
Ergonomic keyboardAvailable for checkout at the Main library service desk
Trackball mouseAvailable for checkout at the Main library service desk

Finding & accessing materials

Get instructions on using a screen reader to search Summon for library materials.

Interlibrary loan and document delivery can provide electronic delivery of articles & book chapters. If the request is fulfilled with a file download, instructions for requesting an accessible format will be provided.

Use express retrieval and we will pull items from our shelves and put them on the hold shelf for you. Or ask for assistance at any service desk.

Contact us

For equipment and software services, charley Dejolie.

For other assistive services, Rae Swedenburg.

Campus resources