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Accessibility Support Services: Assistive Technology
& Facilities

Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Accessibility Support Room (201A) is located on the 2nd floor of the Dafoe Library, with easy access from elevator exit.

The Room is equipped with:

  • A height-adjustable table

  • A large-size table

  • Anti-glare lamps

  • A scanner

  • A Windows public workstation with 27 inch monitor and Internet access

  • An ergonomically adjustable chair

  • Kurzweil 3000 [text to speech/audio]

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking [speech to text]

  • JAWS [screen reader]

Room 201A is suitable for individual or group use. The Room can be booked on a first-come-first-served basis for a maximum duration of 2 hours at a time. You can request a longer period if there is no apparent demand at the end of the initial 2 hours. To book the Room, contact the Service Desk of the Dafoe Library in person, by phone at (204) 474-9844 or via e-mail at dafoe@umanitoba.ca.  If you need any assistance for the use of Room 201A, please ensure beforehand that the staff will be available when you visit the Library.  The Room is also open to the students of Campus Life Program, which is the University’s outreach program. 

Please refer to Room 201A Use Policy below.

Service Desk:

  • Two anti-glare lamps

  • Two headphone sets

All circulating items are available for a 2-hour loan period.


Sciences and Technology Library

  • Two height-adjustable tables (one with the iMac, the other by the windows)

  • One 27 inch iMac

    • You can bring and upload your individually customized profile or configure the machine by going into System Preferences = > Universal Design.  When you are finished with the machine, please select “Restart” from the Apple menu, at the left top-corner of the machine.  Please ask for assistance at the Desk. 

  • One anti-glare desk lamp available for circulation

  • One set of headphones available for circulation.

All circulating items are available for a 2-hour loan period.


Architecture/Fine Arts Library

  • One height-adjustable table - Reading Room in the main floor.

  • Accessible counter at Service Desk.


E.K. Williams Law Library

  • One height-adjustable table
  • Printer table and one Study Carrel adjusted to accommodate wheelchairs
  • One public computer at low height

William A. Newman Agriculture Library

  • One height-adjustable table

Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library

  • One height-adjustable table

  • One 27 inch monitor Windows machine with Kurzweil 3000, JAWS, and Dragon Natural Speaking. Use your UMNet ID and password to login.

  • One anti-glare desk lamp available for circulation

  • One set of headphones available for circulation

All circulating items are available for a 2-hour loan period.

Elizabeth Dafoe Library Room 201A Use Policy