Kennedy Library is committed to making both printed and digital content accessible to all visitors.
In collaboration with Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Disability Resource Center (DRC), the library provides a wide range of tools, from screen-enlarging software to text-readers and more, which can enhance the accessibility of textual documents. Wherever possible, the library produces accessible versions of electronic course reserves, and may be able to assist with other accommodations. Library users are encouraged to ask for assistance at any public service desk.
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The Disability Resource Center can also provide on-demand conversions of Library resources to students who have registered with them. For more information, see the DRC web site.
For an overview of the library including accommodations for special access needs, users are encouraged to make an appointment with their college librarian to arrange a personal tour based on individual interests and needs.
Permission to check out reference materials for short periods of time may be granted at the discretion of a librarian.
Library materials will be paged upon request for users with special needs. Requests for paging of items should be made at the Circulation Desk. Items will be retrieved based on staff availability and students will be notified when they should return for the materials. Materials paged after regular business hours (8 am to 5 pm) may not be available until the next business day.Accessibility links and resources
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- Accessibility and Information Resources (Cal Poly)
- Disability Resource Center (Cal Poly)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Technical Assistance Program
- LD Online – the official Web site of The National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities
- National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation
- US Dept. of Justice ADA Home Page
- ABLEDATA – Provides information on assistive technology
- Bookshare.org (Members can download books that are in accessible formats for those with visual or other print disabilities)
- National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (Library of Congress)
- Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
Contact Dale Kohler, Kennedy Library’s accessibility coordinator for any questions or concerns.