Services for users with a disability

The Library tries to ensure that all staff and students with a disability are able to access the libraries, their resources and services.

Register for services

Students with a disability seeking Library assistance should register with Disability Support Services.

Accessibility of library buildings

From Thursday 18 February, Matheson, Hargrave-Andrew and Law Libraries at Clayton and the Caulfield Library will be open 8am–6pm, Monday to Friday. Peninsula and Pharmacy Libraries will be open 9am–5pm, Monday to Friday. See here for the latest updates.

Adaptive Technology Facilities

TEMPORARILY ONLY AVAILABLE AT CAULFIELD, MATHESON AND PENINSULA

A range of adaptive technology facilities are provided for eligible students registered with Disability Support Services.

You may book to use adaptive technology facilities for up to three hours.

Adaptive technology facilities includes the following equipment or software:

  • computer
  • scanner
  • internet and Windows account access
  • Microsoft Office, EndNote.

All adaptive technology facility computers also have the following assistive software:

  • JAWS for screen reading
  • Magic for screen magnification
  • Texthelp Read&Write GOLD for page reading and text literacy assistance
  • ABBYY FineReader for scanning and fast optical character recognition
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking for dictation and voice control of the computer
  • Inspiration for graphical idea representation and essay structuring.

Assistive equipment

The following equipment is available at particular branches:

  • Everest Braille embosser and Duxbury Braille translation software at the Matheson Library
  • Book magnifiers (CCTVs) at Caulfield, Matheson and Peninsula libraries
  • Lightweight book trolleys at Caulfield, Matheson, and Peninsula libraries.

Resting rooms

CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE AT MATHESON AND PENINSULA

  • Resting rooms are available at Hargrave-Andrew, Law, Matheson and Peninsula libraries.

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