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Accessibility at the HSL

This guide provides information on accessibility accommodations for patrons of the HSL. Content will cover physical spaces, technology, and access to resources.

Accessibile Technology

Many accessibility features are integrated into the technology available in the Library. Supplemental technology has been purchased in instances where existing hardware and software are not sufficient. This page will inventory what accessible technology is available and how to access it.

For assistance with Library technology or the website please contact libsuppt@upstate.edu or, for immediate assistance, please stop at the Services Desk.

Library Computers:

Computers available for Upstate users are located in the alcove under the Monumental Staircase on the first floor of the Library. Computers available for public patrons are located near the entrance on the first floor of the Library. All computers are equipped with:

  • Screen magnification (zoom text)
  • Screen Reader
  • Speech-to-Text
  • Text-to-Speech

These applications can be accessed under the Start Icon > Settings > Ease of Access

Computer Labs and Classrooms:

Computers available in the second-floor computer lab and computer classrooms are maintained by Educational Communications. Contact Ed Comm at 315-464-7911 for assistance.

Print Services:

All print services in the Library are maintained by our Technical Support team. These include:

  • First Floor Printers
  • Printers in the second-floor Computer Labs/Classroom
  • Wireless printing

Large-type signage is posted at all print stations.

Assistive Hardware:

Assistive technology is available for checkout at the Services Desk. A valid Upstate ID or Library card is needed to check these items out. No holds are available for assistive technology and a  loan period of six hours applies. A renewal can be processed at the Services Desk. Please return all items to the Services Desk.

  • CCTV – Text Magnification
  • Large Type Keyboard
  • Alphabet-order Keyboard
  • Noise Reduction Headphones
  • Trackball Mouse
  • Microphones

Library Website:

The Library’s website conforms to accessibility best practices for web design and development. Any digital content provided through the website is created according to best practices. This includes our posted policies and procedures, as well as instructional content, tutorials and LibGuides.