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Riverside City College
Salvatore G. Rotella Library

Library Guidelines for Patrons with Disabilities

(Draft June 2011)

The Rotella Library in collaboration with Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS) provides “reasonable accommodation” to RCC students, faculty, staff, and Community Borrower card holders with disabilities.

RCC students with disabilities are encouraged to contact Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS) in the O.W. Noble Building to learn about the specific services offered by that office (951-222-8060; TDD 951-222-8061).

Parking and Building Access
Parking on campus requires a permit. Permits are available for annual, semester, or daily use. Parking meters are available in the Parking Structure located off Terracina Drive, and in Lots B, F, Q, and Y. Visitors can pay by the hour at the rate of $1.00 for 2 hours or $2.00 for 4 hours. For more information contact Parking Services at (951) 222-8520, or review their policy on Disabled Parking.

The Library is located at 4800 Magnolia Avenue at the corner of Terracina Drive with nearest parking across from the Parking Structure and Lot B. In order to enter the building, take the elevator across from the Digital Auditorium.

Assistive Technology
Most library computers have the following assistive technology installed:

Jaws Screen Reader.
http://www.freedomscientific.com/products/fs/jaws-product-page.asp

Kurzweil 3000
Scan and Read software which provides visual and auditory feedback.
http://www.kurzweiledu.com/kurz3000.html

Read & Write Gold
Assists the user as s/he reads and/or writes text.
http://www.texthelp.com/page.asp?pg_id=10275

Zoom Text
Screen magnification software.
http://www.aisquared.com/zoomtext

Dragon Naturally Speaking (This program is installed on selected workstations)
“You talk, and it types.”
http://www.nuance.com/dragon/index.htm

A dedicated Assistive Technology workstation is also available for use near the library’s Reference Desk (main floor, west wing). This workstation features a computer, a video magnifier, and a dedicated scanner. A USB-enabled headphone is available at the Circulation Desk.
The workstation can be used on a drop-in basis during regular library hours. All persons using the Assistive Technology Workstation must adhere to the Student Code of Conduct. Violators of the code may be prohibited from using the workstation. Priority is given to currently enrolled Riverside City College students and employees of the college.

Patrons must know how to use the equipment as library staff is not available or trained to assist users in operating assistive equipment and software. Training is available for students from DSPS. Very basic assistance is available at the Computer Support Desk located on the main floor, east wing.

Reference Services
Though not trained in the use assistive technology, a reference librarian is available to help find and evaluate information.

Collections
Large Print Books
The library does not maintain a significant number of large print books; however, the video magnifier located at the Assistive Technology Workstation makes any size print accessible for most users.

Electronic Books (e-books)
Several thousand e-books are available for Riverside City College students and staff. Most of the titles come from NetLibrary and Project Gutenberg and can be “read” with JAWS/ZoomText or Kurzweil 3000. E-books licensed to Riverside City College may be accessed off-campus by currently registered students and campus employees, but the disabled user must have the necessary equipment/software.

Research Databases
Despite laws on accessibility some database vendors have yet to comply, and those who claim compliancy, do so with various degrees of success. Our link to Databases (508) A-Z, lists those vendors who have made an effort toward compliance. Databases licensed to Riverside City College may be accessed off-campus by currently registered students and campus employees, but the disabled user must have the necessary equipment/software.

Circulation Services
Patrons with disabilities who need assistance with photocopying or book retrieval may request help at the Circulation Desk (main floor, east wing). Patience is requested as staffing may be very limited.

Individual Assistance
For additional physical assistance beyond accommodation hardware software, or for individual assistance, students should make prior arrangements with DSPS.


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