Top 5 tips for AccessAbility Services students

  1. Contact Library Accessibility Services
    Library Accessibility Services is your AccessAbility Services (AS) contact in the Library. The team is available to answer your questions about the Library, give one-on-one research and adaptive technology help, and search for textbooks in alternate formats. They can be reached at libaccessibility@library.uwaterloo.ca.
  2. Request your textbooks in alternate format early
    Do you need textbooks in e-text, large print, or Braille? Contact Library Accessibility Services as soon as you choose your courses. Request early-turnaround time is often two to four weeks. Follow the instructions for requesting alternate format.
  3. Discover the Adaptive Technology Centre
    Located on the main floor of the Dana Porter Library, the centre offers quiet study space for all AS students. Here you’ll find computer workstations equipped with adaptive technology and Iinternet access, study rooms, and the comfiest chair on campus!
  4. Explore the Library Accessibility Services website
    Learn about the services available to you such as book retrieval, study room bookings, term loan privileges, and research help.
  5. Learn to use the Library
    Using the Library is a key to your success. Get started with:

Library handouts in alternate formats

Janet Wason assisting a student in the Dana Porter Library