Accessibility

ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMODATIONS

Ralph W. Steen Library provides accommodations to individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. These accommodations are designed to ensure all individuals have equal opportunity and access to library programs, resources, and services. When possible, the library will provide additional accommodations for a given individual in order to ensure equal opportunity and access.

All concerns and suggestions regarding library services for the disabled should be directed to the Interim Library Director, Jonathan Helmke at helmkej@sfasu.edu.


ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT AND PROGRAMS

The LINC Help Desk on the first floor of Ralph W.Steen Library offers assistance for the use of the following equipment and programs:

Zoomtext and Jaws

The library has ten licenses for these programs assisting the visually impaired in the following locations:

  • LINC, 4 stations on row 6 and 3 stations to the right of the LINC Help Desk.
  • LINC classroom, 2 stations
  • InfoLab 1, 2 stations
  • InfoLab 2, 2 stations
  • Library lobby, 1 station

Note: The library will support the latest version of Jaws to provide compatibility with D2L. Periodically, a lapse between versions will create a temporary incompatibility issue.

Print Magnifier

LINC, to the right of the LINC Help Desk.

Tiger Braille Printer

LINC, to the right of the LINC Help Desk.

Video Relay Service

LINC, on the right before you enter the LINC classroom.


ASSISTANCE WITH ACCESSING LIBRARY RESOURCES

Circulation Desk

The library staff will retrieve books from the shelves for patrons with disabilities and will provide assistance with photocopying including the microfilm/fiche copier. Patrons with disabilities may leave materials needing copying at the Circulation Desk to be picked up later. Requests for immediate copying will be addressed in the order in which they are received. Time constraints and work load may prevent staff from completing a patron’s entire copying request immediately.