Fogler Library's policy is to provide all our users with access to library services and resources. Our staff is committed to removing barriers that prevent access for persons with disabilities.
Building Accessibility Information
Patrons who use a wheelchair or prefer not to use stairs should enter Fogler Library on its east side across from the Memorial Union. Automatic doors in the lobby are switch-activated. All levels of Fogler Library are accessible by elevator. Users requiring special assistance should check with the staff at the Circulation Desk on level 1. A campus accessibility map showing accessible entrances to all buildings is available on the UMaine web site.
Library staff will assist users when their disabilities prevent them from utilizing the library catalog, online databases, and other library resources. Assistance is available inside the library, as well as by phone at 207.581.1681, via e-mail at <firstname.lastname@example.org and online chat.
Users with disabilities may request staff assistance in retrieving materials at any library service desk. For questions or more information, contact the Library Accessibility Service Coordinator.
Rare materials: Students with print disabilities who need access for educational/research purposes to information in rare materials and/or other materials that may be easily damaged or are otherwise not suitable for scanning, may contact the Library Accessibility Service Coordinator.
Users with print disabilities may request printed materials in electronic format.
NOTE: Our electronic service interfaces purportedly meet Section 508 standards for web accessibility. However, each of these user interfaces is written on top of a commercial product, and each has its own idiosyncrasies. Users with disabilities who encounter any technical barriers are encouraged to contact our Library Accessibility Service Coordinator during regular business hours. At other times users should contact the Circulation department by phone at 207.581.1666 or send e-mail to <email@example.com>.
Assistive Technology Equipment
Fogler Library has a dedicated workstation for use by students and others with visual disabilities. It is located on the first floor of the library, near the reference desk. It has an Internet connection, and Microsoft and FirstClass software. Users may bring their own headphones.
Windows 7 Professional
Headphones with a microphone available at Info Commons Help Desk
Nuance OmniPage Ultimate 19
MAGic 11.0 w/ EyeMerge 11.0
Dragon Naturally Speaking 12
Microsoft Office 2010 Professional
Adobe Acrobat Professional 11 Pro
Adobe CS5 Creative Suite Design Premium
Adobe Reader 11
If you have questions or need more information, contact Greg Curtis, Library Accessibility Service Coordinator, by phone at 207.581.1681 or by email at <firstname.lastname@example.org>