Library Services for Persons with Disabilties
- Adaptive Equipment & Software
- Suggest Technology
- Materials in Alternative Formats
- Building Accessibility
- Telephone Assistance
An OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and PDF conversion software. It provides functionality for converting images received from a scanner, a digital camera or by fax, as well as PDF files, into editable and searchable formats. The program accurately retains formatting and layout of documents and supports a wide range of recognition languages and output file formats.
Abby Full Guide
Speech to text software, available at the workstation.
Dragon Naturally Speaking Guide
A duplexing scanner with documents feeder. Instructions on how to use the scanner.
A scanning, reading and writing software for use by people who are blind, visually impaired, or who have specific learning disabilities.
Reference Guide, Using The Keypad, Keypad Maps, and Quick Tour Guide.
Also includes a Classic Literature CD
The Classic Literature CD is a portable library of approximately 1,800 electronic texts, selected from public domain material available from websites such as www.gutenberg.net.
Adaptive software that provides advanced screen magnification.
Zoom Text Manual
If you require training or assistance with using these technologies, please contact Library Accessibility Support at firstname.lastname@example.org for special assistance. or the University Accessibility Office at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2615.
The library purchases non-print materials, including DVDs (most of which provide subtitles), music CDs, CD-ROMs, and streaming formats. If the library does not own what you need in an accessible format, Fairfield University, University Accessibility Office (203) 254-4000 ext. 2445 can often secure copies in Braille or large print, or on CD (RFBD).
There are two (2) elevators in the library providing elevator access on every floor.
Accessible entrances are available on two floors:
- the lower level by the handicap parking spaces on the south side of the library (must call (203) 254-4044 to have lower level door opened)
- the main level via automatic doors
Relay Connecticut is a free service that provides full telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, and speech-disabled.
Accessibility Computer Area
- Reserve Group Study Room 308
- Ask Circulation Desk for Access Pass (computer login information)
- Microphone & Headset are available at the Circulation Desk