SERVICES FOR REESE LIBRARY USERS WITH DISABILITIES
In cooperation with the ASU Office of Disability Services, the library meets the needs of patrons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The Library provides equipment and services to make all of its collections and services accessible to users with disabilities, and Library staff members are available all hours the library is open to assist users.
Eight (8) parking spaces designed for users with mobility impairment are available on the east end of the Jaguar Student Activities Center (JSAC).
From the parking area, go west along the south side of the JSAC to the automatic doors on the west end of the building. Enter the building and continue along the breezeway to the automatic doors mid-way on the left.
With the exception of a few sections, aisles between the stacks are at least 36 inches.
Circulation staff will help with book retrieval if asked. Book retrieval by staff may be the preferred method for materials located above the first floor.
Study carrels, table tops, the reference desk and a section of the circulation desk meet ADA guidelines. There are also height-adjustable workstations in three locations: INFOSQUARE (1st floor), 3rd Floor Lobby Lab, and Room 304 Instructional Lab (3rd floor).
The elevator, located in the center of the building, is wheelchair accessible and has Braille plates indicating floor numbers.
Each floor has wheelchair accessible restrooms and water fountains.
There is a TTY Ultratec phone located in the hallway beside the Administration Office for use by patrons with hearing impairment.
There are three locations: one in the INFOSQUARE, one in the 3rd floor lab outside Room 304, and one in Room 304 (the library classroom) each computer workstation has adjustable worktables for use by patrons in wheelchairs. Two of these computers (the ones in the Infosquare and the library classroom) have JAWS and Zoom Text software for use by patrons who are visually impaired.
All WilsonWeb databases, available through GALILEO, provide a feature called “ReadSpeaker” that converts the databases’ HTML full text articles into audio files, for immediate listening or downloading to iPods or other portable devices.
Room 215 contains two Optelec Passport enlargers and one lamp with attached magnifying glass. One Optelec Spectrum enlarger is available beside the computer designed for disabled access in the INFOSQUARE.
The library fire alarm system produces sirens and flashing lights when activated.
Two chairs for emergency evacuation of wheelchair-bound or otherwise mobility-impaired individuals are available on the second floor on the east and west sides of the building, next to the emergency exit stairwells. For safety, only trained individuals should attempt to operate the chairs in a rescue situation. Individuals unable to climb down the emergency exit stairs should seek shelter in the stairwells at either end of the building and await trained emergency personnel to rescue them. These areas are designed for at least one hour's safe occupancy in a fire, allowing time for emergency personnel to affect a rescue.
Revised March 2010