The University of Houston Libraries provides assistive technologies and services to University of Houston students who have temporary or permanent health impairments, physical limitations, psychiatric disorders, and/or learning disabilities.
These include a distraction-free study area and computer terminals with various assistive technologies (AT) for users who encounter physical barriers when using the other computers in the ARC. Examples of such technologies include specialized software for the visually impaired, a special mouse for those with limited hand mobility, and adjustable height work surfaces to adapt to different heights of wheelchairs.
Use is limited to those with a disability that requires one or more of the assistive technologies or services, and documentation from The Justin Dart Jr., Center for Students with DisABILITIES (CSD) may be requested by library staff.
The AT computers are CougarNet-enabled so current students, faculty, and staff who need the assistive technologies may log in at any time using their CougarNet accounts. If someone needs assistance in doing so staff at the Service desk are available to help them. Non-University affiliates, including alumni, community users, and faculty, staff, and students from other the UH campuses, who require assistive technologies may be logged in on a guest account by asking at the Service Desk.
Non-University affiliates who wish to use the academic resources of the UH Libraries but do not need assistive technologies will be directed to use the public workstations, which provide access to research materials, productivity software (Microsoft Office) and Internet access.