Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) requires that library programs and services be accessible to people who have disabilities. Dupré Library complies with these requirements by providing curb ramps, accessible parking, exterior elevator, modified entrances, adaptive technology for the visually impaired, signs enhanced with Braille, special seating areas, and other compatible resources. Personnel services are also provided to those who are otherwise unable; these include item retrieval, copying, verbal assistance, emergency rescue procedures, and more. Equipment for the visually impaired is located on the 1st Floor adjacent to the STEP Lab.
To enhance the accessibility of Internet resources, all library managed websites employ the guidelines provided by the University's Web Style Guide Accessibility Policy. Library webpages should provide a visually appealing design and a favorable user experience. Since access to library resources by all university patrons is a primary mission of the Library, compliance with accessibility standards in all library managed websites are maintained. For example, all pages must have "Alt" text alternatives when graphics are displayed. Animated and excessive graphics, blinking text, large files, and multiple layers are discouraged. Clear navigation and appropriate markup are encouraged. Explore the Web Content Accessibility Initiative for national and international web standards in greater detail.
Additional services on campus are provided by the Office of Disability Services.
[ Last Revised on April 8, 2019 ]