Fogler Library's policy is to make its services and collections accessible to all users. Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the University's Services for Students with Disabilities unit. (207/581-2319) for information on special services available to them.
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.
Information for users of Fogler licensed databases, ejournals, and ebooks
Many of our licensed databases, ejournals, and ebooks offer users the option of viewing full text in HTML or PDF format.
HTML format is a text-only web page which can be read using any screen reader or universal access technology.
PDF format is also accessible to all users who have Adobe Reader version 6.0 or higher. Current version is 11. (This is a free download. See http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readermain.html for more information).
There are 2 options for reading a PDF:
Tips for Mac users
Mac users may experience difficulty opening PDFs automatically. The PDF file appears in .asp format and the user receives an error message saying that the file can not be opened. One solution is to download as .asp, open Acrobat Reader, do a file open and navigate to the document or to rename the .asp file to .pdf.
There is a shorter, easier alternative:
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, or check out a pair from Circulation.
Intel Core2 Duo 2.80 GHz processor
4 GB RAM
Windows 7 Professional
Headphones with a microphone available at Reference Desk
Nuance OmniPage Professional 18
MAGic 11.0 w/ EyeMerge 11.0
Dragon Naturally Speaking 11
Microsoft Office 2010 Professional
Adobe Acrobat Professional 10 Pro
Adobe CS5 Creative Suite Design Premium
Adobe Reader 11