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Services for Persons with Disabilities

  • Databases with Read-Aloud Support (available on the Libraries' Database by Title page): Many of the Libraries' subscription databases contain a Read-Aloud option.  After opening an article, look for the  icon, usually located under the title of the article or in the right hand column. Click on the icon to have the article read to you.  When using this option in the library, please use headphones or ear buds.  The Hultquist Library has ear buds for sale at the Circulation Desk.
    • Academic OneFile
    • EBL - eBook Library
    • Gale PowerSearch
    • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    • General OneFile
    • GREENR
    • Grolier Encyclopedias
    • Health Reference Center Academic
    • InfoTrac Newsstand
    • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
    • Twayne's Authors Series
  • Hultquist Library
    • ZoomText Magnifier & Screen Reader - This software is installed on a computer workstation on the Hultquist Library Reference Floor.  For patrons with impaired vision, ZoomText allows manipulation of colors and magnification of text and cursor.  The built-in screen reader allows users to hear text, menus, and commands spoken to them.  When typing, the user may choose to have individual keys or groups of keys verbalized back to them.  To use the screen reader function, headphones are available at the Circulation Desk.
    • OPTELEC Spectrum Jr. Low-Vision Video Magnifier - This equipment is useful for reading mail and newspapers, writing letters or paying bills. It provides magnification of text, photos, and graphics in full color on a 14" screen. A color-kill switch provides contrast black and white viewing. It is located in the Law Section outside the Hultquist Library classroom (HULT103). A user’s manual is available at the Reference Desk.
  • Cattaraugus County Campus Library
    •  ZoomText Magnifier & Screen Reader - This software is installed on a computer workstation in a group study room in the Cattaraugus County Campus Library.  For patrons with impaired vision, ZoomText allows manipulation of colors and magnification of text and cursor.  The built-in screen reader allows users to hear text, menus, and commands spoken to them.  When typing, the user may choose to have individual keys or groups of keys verbalized back to them.
  • JCC Disability Support Services - The disability support services office (DSSO) is dedicated to assisting qualified students with disabilities in earning grades that reflect their abilities and not their disabilities. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act proclaim qualified students with disabilities be allowed full participation in the same programs, services and activities available to non-disabled students. It is the college’s responsibility to provide reasonable accommodations for this to happen.