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Accessibility Support in the Library
The University of Idaho Library works together with the University's Disability Support Services to provide services and resources for persons with disabilities.
I f you have accessibility needs or concerns not addessed by this guide, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view this page using a screen reader, click on Print Page (above) to get to the accessible version.
Printed Materials (books, journals, CDs, DVDs, maps)
Is there anyone available to help me find books and other materials in the libraries?
- A reference librarian will assist students with accessibility needs by retrieving materials between the hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, and 3pm - 7 pm on Sunday. Requests for assistance will be handled as soon as possible after a request has been submitted.
Can the library scan journal articles and book chapters for me?
- Yes. You can request a copy of a journal article or book chapter to be scanned and emailed to you.
Can I get help with my research?
Electronic Materials (article databases, ebooks)
JAWS Reader works with some databases, and some databases have audio capibilities . Links to instructions and accessbility tools in various electronic resources are below:
Online community that enables people with visual and other print disabilities to legally share scanned books. Access to digital books, including textbooks, literature, current popular reading, teacher recommended reading, reference materials, newspapers, and periodicals.
The EBL portal is designed to be navigated by users with visual disabilities. EBL ebooks are also enabled with read-aloud functionality within Adobe Acrobat and EBL’s online reader.
To assist visually-impaired users, ebrary can be displayed in a screen-readable, text-only mode that works with a user’s own text-to-speech program, such as JAWS.
Accessibility features in JSTOR.
Sage Knowledge This link opens in a new window
The books are in html, which would be readable by screen readers.
Science Direct database
Accessibility features in Science Direct.
Springer ebooks are available in PDF and are text-searchable, usually have headings, work with screen readers and can be printed or enlarged.
Web of Science database
Web of Science can be navigated using a screen reader. In the main search box, type your search terms in the “Editable field”; this field usually starts with text such as “Example: oil spill” or another example search term.
Tips for Library Staff
Pointers on how to foster a positive library experience for patrons and staff who have accessibility issues.