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Accessibility Services: Detailed Info


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UNC Charlotte has handicapped parking throughout campus for faculty, staff, students and visitors. Click below for a Disabilities Parking and Access maps.

The Campus Shuttle, which operates during the Fall and Spring semesters, is free and available to all.  More information about Campus Shuttle service and schedule is found on the website.

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During daytime hours, SafeRide provides scheduled and on-demand disability transport throughout the inner core of campus for those with mobility impairments who are registered for the service. In order to reliably accommodate the population SafeRide is designed to serve, daytime disability transport requests must be prearranged. Requests are processed and transport is scheduled quickly, usually within 24 hours. For more information.

Icon for Research services for disabled students which shows a browser window with a magnifying glass.Research Assistance

Students are supported by a liaison librarian, based on student’s major, who is available to help students with their research, teach them how to conduct research independently, provide guidance with citation formatting, and assist the student with other library services. The liaison librarian also serves as the connection between the student and the library and will make arrangements for materials to be made available in usable formats.

In addition to contacting a subject liaison directly, research assistance can be accessed via phone (704-687-0891), chat and email

icon for assistive technology showing a laptop computer with a profile of a person in side the screenAssistive Technologies

The following adaptive/assistive technologies are available in the library for use by patron with disabilities.

Room 101-C

Atkins 101-C is located on the main floor of the library adjacent to the Circulation Desk. It is available to all patrons, however UNC Charlotte students registered with the Office of Disability Services are given priority over other users. To register with the Office of Disability Services, go to 230 Fretwell or call 704-687-4355.

To reserve the room either go to the Circulation Desk or contact them at 704-687-0491. For access to the room, users will need to go to the Circulation Desk.

Equipment includes:

  • 2 computer PC workstations on adjustable-height tables with large-print keyboards and headsets with microphones
  • 1 CCTV Optelec Station (text enlargement and enhancement)
  • 1 MagniSight Explorer Station (text enlargement and enhancement)

Software on workstations:

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking (speech to text and allows user to use voice commands)
  • JAWS for Windows (screen reading software)
  • MAGic (screen magnification software)
  • QuadJoy Mouse

Other Assistive Technologies in the Library

Two wheelchair friendly PC workstations on height-adjustable tables located adjacent to the Popular Reading and New Books area on the main floor of the library. The workstations include large-print keyboards and all same software available on workstations in Room 101-C. Stations are available on a first come first serve bases to all students, but students with disabilities will be given priority.

All PC Computers in the library have the following software installed on their hard drives: JAWS; Read & Write; and MAGic. In addition both the Mac and PC computer have accessibility features built into their operating systems which can be activated by users.