Accessibility Service Policy
Eugene McDermott Library offers a wide range of services for users with disabilities. If special assistance is needed to use our services and resources, please call 972-883-2953 to ensure staff availability. In addition to the services listed, we abide by the policies of the UTD Student AccessAbility Office.
Library Services Desk
General Campus Assistance
The Adaptive Workspace (MC 2.408 – Media Center) is available to UT Dallas students, faculty, and staff with disabilities on a first come, first served basis. An active UT Dallas NetID is required to use the equipment.
Note: This space is intended for studying and research purposes. Due to its location, group meetings are not allowed.
Monday – Friday, 8am to 7pm
Saturday & Sunday, 11am to 7pm
For after-hours accommodations, please call the Services Desk at 972-883-2953.
|Dell OptiPlex computer||Microsoft Windows-enabled.|
|TOPAZ desktop magnifier|
|SARA and PEARL scanners||Convert books to digital text for reading aloud via the Open Book software. Converted books can be saved as TXT (plain or rich text), MS Word, or audio files.|
|Open Book||For use with the PEARL scanner.|
|MAGIC||Screen magnification software.|
|JAWS||Screen reading software that assists with computer navigation.|
|Dragon Naturally Speaking||Allows computer navigation with voice commands using a microphone headset.|
Make an appointment with one of our Accessibility Librarians for a brief introduction (about 15 minutes). They will help you feel comfortable using the space, and answer any questions you may have.
Scan & Deliver Documents
|The Interlibrary Loan Department will help convert and electronically deliver book chapters and journal articles in the requested format (OCR, PDF, etc.).|
Retrieval of Materials
|Physical books or media items will be retrieved immediately by Services Desk staff, if staff availability allows. Otherwise, we will try to make the item available within 24 hours.|
|Any UTD student, staff, or faculty member who need special accommodations beyond what is listed, please contact the Dean of Libraries, Dr. Ellen Safley.|
The Accessibility Librarians are available to assist you. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, let them know.