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University Libraries

The University Libraries offer a number of specialized services designed to facilitate access for individuals with disabilities. Such services include assistance in using the catalog system and other reference tools, paging of materials for patrons unable to access them independently, photocopying, and the availability of various state-of-the-art adaptive technologies in Adaptive Technology Room.

Computing Services

The public computing labs, or PODS, are available for use by all students enrolled at Binghamton University. Desk-level terminals accommodate wheelchair users and many computers allow students to enlarge material on the monitors. Adaptive computer stations with a wide variety of accessibility features and programs are available in various campus locations. Please refer to Adaptive Technology for greater detail on available equipment and software designed for use by students with physical disabilities, learning disabilities or ADHD.

Theaters and Lecture Halls

The Concert Theater and Chamber Hall are both equipped with infrared assistive listening systems for use by patrons with hearing impairments. Ushers are available to assist guests in obtaining headsets or with disability-related seating arrangements. An increasing number of lecture halls and large classrooms are being equipped with assistive listening systems. Please contact the Director of Services for Students with Disabilities for more information or assistance.

Physical Education and Recreational Facilities

Binghamton University recognizes the value of physical education and recreation for all students, including those with physical disabilities. The gymnasiums and their facilities offer a variety of access features, including a wheelchair lift in one of the swimming pools. Students who require accommodations or individualized assistance in accessing or participating in physical education and/or recreation activities are encouraged to speak with the Director of Services for Students with Disabilities, for a referral to appropriate departmental staff. A variety of accommodations or individualized programs can be designed for students who require them.

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Last Updated: 8/4/10