Information for Users with Disabilities
The Cline Library is committed to providing access to its resources and facility. We work with NAU's Office of Disability Resources and others to provide accommodations for users with disabilities.
NAU students, staff and faculty should contact the Office of Disability Resources at DR@nau.edu to receive an evaluation and/or training on assistive technologies and equipment.
The Cline Library provides the following accommodations:
On the east side of Cline Library, the entrance has button-activated doors.
There are elevators at three locations on the first floor of the library.
When you enter the building, the desk where you can check out materials or get help is to your right.
For assistance finding locations see a staff member at the desk.
Computing & Software
NAU is moving toward Universal Access Workstations (UAW). Generally the software and features listed below are installed on all PCs. Exceptions needing special hardware and available only in certain locations are noted. The laptops available for student check out at the Main Desk are UAW-enabled.
Provides access to software applications and the Internet via an internal software speech synthesizer and the computer’s sound card. Information from the screen is read aloud, providing access to a wide variety of information, education and job related applications. JAWS also outputs to refreshable Braille displays.
- Kurzweil 3000 (available in Media Services Room 143 only)
The leading reading, writing and learning solution for individuals with learning difficulties like dyslexia, reading comprehension, attention-deficit disorder and other literacy difficulties. It is also used as an effective language learning/study skills tool in English as a Second Language programs. It helps students improve their reading speed and comprehension, and includes a suite of features that make it possible for them to learn and study independently.
- Magnification software is available.
- Documents can be printed to a Braille printer (available in Media Services Room 143 only)
Adjustable computer workstations are available throughout the library building.
The Assembly Hall offers auditory assistance through individual headphones with adjustable volume controls to amplify the house speaker system.
Media Services provides several options for closed-captioning.
Media Services room 144 houses the library's assistive technologies which are not available throughout the building. These include:
- Humanware SmartView Versa+ Portable CCTV Electronic Magnifier
- Vision SAS Top-Braille – Braille Reading Device
- Repro-Tronics Thermo-Pen II – Tactile Image Device
- ViewPlus Emprint SpotDot Braille/Color Ink Embosser
- Tiger Software Suite - Braille translation software
- Photo scanners, which scan printed text for speech synthesis or enlargement
- Two Dell workstations
- Adjustable height keyboard trays
- TTY phone (available in Media Services Room 143 only)
- The first 3 items are portable devices, which will be checked out at the desk.
- Printing is also available to the public printers located throughout the library.
- Manuals for the SmartView Versa+ and the Top-Braille are available in a paper version as well as an electronic version on the computers.
The Cline Library staff provides book and periodical retrieval services and other physical access assistance upon request. Please be aware that the retrieval of items may require additional time. It may be necessary to leave your request with staff and then return at another time to pick up your materials.
Check-Out Services staff will copy and print materials at self-service prices if you are unable to operate the library's self-service copiers and microform printers.