Answered By: Ken Fujiuchi
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2018     Views: 11

Physical Accessibility to the Building

All three floors of E. H. Butler Library are accessible to patrons with mobility impairments. The first floor, which is on two levels, has a ramp; the second and third floors are accessible by elevator. Doors are more than 32 inches wide to allow passage of a wheelchair. Special tables in the Creativity Commons and the Creative Studies Library are designed for wheelchair users. Restrooms on the first, second, and third floors have facilities which can accommodate a wheelchair. Lowered water fountains are on each floor.

Assistive Technology Lab (Room 181G)

The Assistive Technology Lab, located in Butler Library’s first floor QuietQuad, houses the following equipment and software for patrons with disabilities:

  • Computers with Dragon NaturallySpeaking (speech-to-text software), JAWS (reads aloud electronic text from web pages), Kurzweil 3000 and scanners (allows scanning and reading aloud text from print materials), and Zoomtext (screen magnification software)
  • Merlin LCD, a full-color, auto-focus video magnifier system (enlarges and enhances text and images)
  • Large-print computer keyboard
  • Adjustable keyboard trays to accommodate wheelchairs
  • A Braille dictionary

Research Assistance

Librarians provide individualized reference assistance for people with disabilities. Ask a librarian at the Reference Desk if you need any kind of assistance using or locating materials.