Information for students with a disability

The Library endeavours to ensure that all students have equity of access to all Library resources. While assistance by Library staff will be provided when required, this should be arranged in advance, to ensure that a staff member is available (e.g. during peak times or over the lunch period).

Services

Students with disabilities seeking library assistance should contact the Disability Liaison Officer at their home campus.

Library staff may help users with disabilities, by:
  • Collecting books from the shelves.
  • Posting material to home-bound students. Students who are referred to the Library via the Campus Disability Liaison Officer may request material to be posted to their home address. Return postage will be borne by the student.
  • Making arrangements with students to nominate a person to collect and return resources on their behalf.
  • Assisting in the use of the Library catalogue, electronic databases and other services.
  • Photocopying assistance by prior arrangement, with the cost of photocopying being borne by the student, using the student's own photocopy account.

Mt Helen

Library accessibility
  • Entrance on ground level
  • Lift available to all levels
Facilities and equipment
  • PC workstations, (includes adjustable chair) on three levels of the library
  • Smartview Electronic Magnifying System
  • JAWS
  • Assisted hearing device
  • Microcassette recorder
  • Cassette recorder
  • CD/cassette player
  • Large print dictionary (Reference collection)
Accessible toilet
  • Level 0 - entrance level
  • Level 9 - basement level
Collection access
  • All collections accessible
  • Catalogue terminal accessible by wheelchair
  • Staff assistance available - by prior arrangement
Information and assistance

Gippsland

Library accessibility
  • Entrance on ground level
  • Lift available to all levels
  • External entry to upstairs group study space can be arranged on request
Adaptive technology room
  • textHELP Read and Write GOLD (read aloud software with literacy support)
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking (voice recognition)
  • ABBYY FineReader OCR (scanning books or documents into electronic text)
  • MAGic (screen magnifier)
  • JAWS
  • Height adjustable desk
Accessible toilet
  • Level 0 - entrance level
Collection access
  • All collections accessible
  • Catalogue terminal accessible by wheelchair
  • Staff assistance available - by prior arrangement
Information and assistance

SMB

Library accessibility
  • Library is single story (front entrance is via automatic doors)
  • Accessible toilet
Collection access
  • All collections accessible
  • Catalogue terminal accessible by wheelchair
  • Individual training sessions on the use of library resources, e.g. Library catalogue or locating information in online resources
  • Large font catalogue terminal
  • Staff assistance available - by prior arrangement
Facilities and equipment
  • Large print directory (Reference collection)
  • Touch-screen catalogue terminal
  • Height adjustable computer table
  • Low vision reading aid
  • JAWS
Information and assistance

Wimmera

Library accessibility
  • Library located on Level 2, Building C
  • Access via stairs or lift from entrance level
Accessible toilet
  • Near Library entrance, Level 2
Collection access
  • All collections accessible
  • Catalogue terminal accessible by wheelchair
  • Staff assistance available - by prior arrangement
Facilities and equipment
  • Large print directory (Reference collection)
  • Software to allow visually impaired students to read can be loaded on request
  • JAWS
  • Computer desks are able to accommodate wheelchairs
Information and assistance

Document Delivery Services

Library materials in formats suitable for people with disabilities (e.g. talking books) can be identified through Libraries Australia and requested through Document Delivery Services.

Phone: 5327 9597
Email: docdel@federation.edu.au

Disability Liaison Unit and Officers

 For further information or to make an appointment, please visit the Disability Support Services page.