International Day of Persons with Disabilities
02 December 2022
Library services and facilities for people with disabilities
Saturday 3rd December is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities which aims to promote understanding of disability issues and support for people with disabilities (UN, 2022) -https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-3-december.html
So it’s a good time to highlight some of the things the library does to help you and your friends - students with visible and invisible disabilities.
- We provide assistance at the library help desks.
- The extra wide entrance gates are suitable for wheelchairs.
- Hearing loops are provided at help desks and in teaching rooms.
- Lifts are available.
- Guide dogs are welcome.
- You can contact us before you visit by email or phone if you would like to check that we have what you need. You can also contact us to tell us about any problem you may be having with library services - ARU | University Library: Our Virtual Help Desk.
- If you would find it physically difficult to collect books from the shelves yourself, you can use our request collection service. This enables you to request books online and pick them up from our request shelves.
- You can contact us to authorise another person to collect items on your behalf - ARU | University Library: Membership.
- We have assistive resources such as document and book holders, writing slopes, coloured overlays and book baskets.
- There are height adjustable desks.
- Ebooks have accessibility features such as the ability to enlarge and change background colours.
- Print impaired students can have an account with the RNIB Bookshare service which enables access to accessible books.
- The accessibility statement for the library website is at ARU | University Library: Accessibility statement for ARU Library Website
- Information is available from the Microsoft website on Windows accessibility features at Windows 11 Accessibility Features | Microsoft and there’s more help at Make your content accessible to everyone - Microsoft Support
- There’s more information on the library website at ARU | University Library: Support for users with Disabilities.
- There’s information about Student Services disability and dyslexia support at Disability and dyslexia (sharepoint.com)
- Have a comment or a suggestion? Please use our feedback form - ARU | University Library: Tell Us.