Ralph W. Steen Library provides accommodations to individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. 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.

The manager of the Library Systems Department, Reginald Gossett, serves as a consultant and coordinator for library services for disabled individuals. All concerns and suggestions regarding library services for the disabled should be directed at


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.


Circulation Desk

The Circulation Desk 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.