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Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons

Spaces & Technology

ADA Resources

Facility Access

  • The Adaptive Technology Study Room is located on the first floor. You must check out a key card from the Library Help Desk to access the room.
  • There are accessible restrooms located in both wings of every floor.


Special Assistance

General help may be found at the Library Help Desk on the first floor. Please ask for any special assistance that you may need. Upon request, staff will retrieve items from shelves for you, assist with copying or printing materials, and provide other reasonable accommodation.

Special assistance with research is provided at the Library Help Desk. A portion of the service desk is lowered to accommodate patrons who use wheelchairs. Professional librarians are available most of the hours that the library is open. You may make an appointment for one-on-one, extensive research by contacting a Subject Specialist Librarian.


Assistive devices throughout the Library include:

  • Height adjustable workstations
  • Merlin LCD – provides 5x to 61x magnification of black/white or color pages projected on a 17” monitor
  • Epson 1670 scanner – a flatbed color image scanner usable with text, graphics, or photos
  • Kurzweil 3000 – software for text magnification
  • JAWS 7.0 (Job Access with Speech) – screen reading software that enables visually impaired users to access online catalogs, databases, Internet sites, and Microsoft Windows applications. Complete documentation is included for the novice user. Multi-lingual synthesizer reads in English, German, Italian, French, and Spanish text.
  • ZOOMText 9.0 – software that enables text magnification and speech synthesis of computer displays.
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking – speech recognition software and headset
  • Merlin Enhanced Vision – digital text magnifier


For more information on SSU disability services, contact Disability Services on the ground floor of the Learning Commons.