Services for Patrons with Disabilities


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The library offers facilities and services to assist patrons with disabilities. UMD students requesting assistance will want to register with UMD's Disability Resources office in order to use equipment in adaptive study rooms.

Services offered include:

  • Individualized reference assistance
  • Materials retrieval
  • Loan period adjustments

Adaptive technology is available in rooms 122, 124, and 126 with a variety of software and hardware (available to UMD students registered with Disability Resources) as listed below:

Room KAML 122


Hardware

HP EliteDesk with 22" widescreen LCD, HP ScanJet Pro 3500, Index Basic D v5 Brailler Embosser, headphones with microphone

Software

Duxbury Braille Translator (text to braille for embossing), JAWS (screen reading), Read & Write Gold (scanning, editing, and reading), and ZoomText (screen reader and magnifier)

Room KAML 124


Hardware

Apple IMac (3.2 GHz Intel Core i3) with a 21" widescreen LCD, HP EliteDesk with 22" widescreen LCD, trackball, HP ScanJet Pro 3500, headphones with microphone

Software

Dragon Dictate (speech recognition software on Mac), JAWS (screen reading on PC), Read & Write Gold (scanning, editing, and reading), and ZoomText (screen reader and magnifier)

Room KAML 126


Hardware

HP EliteDesk with 22" widescreen LCD, HP ScanJet Pro 3500, HumanWare magnifier, headphones with microphone

Software

JAWS (screen reading), Read & Write Gold (scanning, editing, and reading), and ZoomText (screen reader and magnifier)

Need to Borrow a Wheelchair?

UMD's Transportation & Parking Services now has free checkout of scooters, wheelchairs, and rolling backpacks. You can pick up the equipment at the Transportation & Parking Services office located in Kirby Student Center by the bus hub, or staff will deliver the device to your campus location. Call 218-726-7433.

Need Help?

For more information or to request service, contact: