Library services:

  • The Adaptive Technology Centre, a quiet study space in the Dana Porter Library
  • Library Accessibility Services, your AccessAbility Services contact in the Library
  • Research help by appointment or on a drop-in basis
  • Term loan borrowing privileges
  • Access to over half a million e-books
  • Digitization of library books through the Accessible Content E-portal (ACE)
  • Electronically adjustable workstations on floors two, three, five, and six of the Dana Porter Library
  • A study room, ergonomic workstation, and CCTV/video-magnifier in the Davis Centre Library

The Adaptive Technology Centre:

  • Quiet study space for all AccessAbility Services students

  • Individual study rooms

  • Electronically-adjustable tables and ergonomic chairs

  • Computer workstations with adaptive software

  • “The Rest Stop” — the comfiest chair on campus

  • Lockers, scanners, and more

  • The centre is open whenever the Library is!

Do you learn best by listening, giving dictation, or reading large print?

The centre supports your studies with:

  • JAWS
  • Kurzweil 1000 and 3000
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking
  • ZoomText
  • Inspiration
  • CCTV/video-magnifier

To use the services, register with AccessAbility Services:

  • AccessAbility Services
    Needles Hall, room 1132
    Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext.35082
    TTY: (519) 888-4044

To take a tour, contact:

  • Library Accessibility Services
    Dana Porter Library, room 251C
    University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
    (519) 888-4567 x33012

To find the Adaptive Technology Centre:

We’re on the main floor of the Dana Porter Library:

  • Enter the Library and go towards the back, to the right of the Assignment and Research Help desk.
  • Follow the dark wayfinding path in the carpet to the door of the Adaptive Technology Centre and enter.

Library handouts in alternate formats

Person in wheelchair using laptop balanced on their lap.

Wheelchair ramp leading to the entrance for the Dana Porter Library.

Students in the Adaptive Technology Centre.

Janet Wason assisting a student at the Dana Porter Library workstations.