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LITS Services and Resources for Individuals with Disabilities

Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility

Mount Holyoke College has an Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility Policy that establishes minimum standards and expectations regarding the design, acquisition or use of EIT to achieve the College’s legal, moral, and ethical commitments in the digital environment.  The College's Technology Access Committee maintains an online guide which details standards, procedures, and workflows for the procurement, development, implementation, and ongoing maintenance of EIT.

Accessibility Software

Accessibility software is available on computers in the following LITS-maintained public computer labs.  For details, see our software list.

Dragon

LITS circulates laptops with Dragon installed.  Check them out at the Circulation Desk.  Dragon is also installed on machines in the assistive technology lab in AccessAbility Services.

Third Party Applications & Services

Individuals using adaptive/assistive technologies may experience barriers when using third party webpages, interfaces, and applications such as databases or ebook platforms. Although we cannot change these resources ourselves, we aim to better understand which resources cause barriers and provide feedback and recommendations to these vendors and/or site owners.  We will also explore alternative platforms and evaluate their accessibility features and we will work with AccessAbility Services on providing appropriate accommodations.  If you experience a barrier, please do let us know through the MHC Accessibility Barriers form.

Headphones

Headphones are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk and Eleanor Pierce Stevens Library of Music in Pratt Hall.

Desktop Video Magnifiers

Desktop video magnifiers are available in the Reading Room and Archives and Special Collections.

Other Equipment

LITS circulates a wide variety of equipment.  Please see Gadgets-to-Go! for equipment readily-available at the Circulation Desk (laptops, phone chargers, headphones, calculators, etc.) and also see Laptops, cameras, cables, for cameras, projectors, and other equipment that must be reserved in advance.

Springshare's information on Accessibility in Libguides - - MHC Accessibility Barriers Form