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Accessibility


Accessibility

Killam Library is committed to providing equal access to library collections, services, and facilities for all library users. It is a priority for Killam Library to select and acquire, whenever possible, resources and technologies that are accessible to all and compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and timely access to users with disabilities and follow TAMIU OIT Accessibility Guidelines.

We welcome your questions at our Reference desk by phone (956)326-2138, email, or chat.


Our Practices

Our instructors educate themselves on inclusive pedagogy and universal design. We invite participants to request accommodations before a class or workshop session. We also update our teaching spaces, furniture, and technology using principles of universal design.

We incorporate accessibility best practices and guidelines into our digital design and development processes and aim to meet WCAG 2.1 AA standards.

Many of our digital resources are maintained by third-party vendors. We continuously advocate for better accessibility of these resources by:

  • Alerting vendors of accessibility issues in their products
  • Negotiating for more accessible products

Support We Offer


Retrieval & Borrowing

We can provide accommodations for library material access, as well as help retrieving items off the shelves upon request.

  • Contact Circulation by calling (956)326-2112 or email

Technology

Adaptive Technology

Adaptive Software/Hardware

  • JAWS, screen reading software, and Zoom Text, an integrated magnifier and screen reader, are available on one computer in the first floor and second floor computer labs.

Wireless Access (WiFi)


Facilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

  • Accessible study carrels and electronic work stations are available throughout the library.

Plan Ahead

  • Prepare for your visit to Killam Library with information about transit and parking, physical accessibility, and restrooms.
  • TAMIU Campus Map
  • Contact the Reference desk for more information by phone (956)326-2138, email , or chat .

Library Events

Library events are free and open to the public. Requests for accommodations may be sent directly to the contact listed on specific events.


Library Information

Sue & Radcliffe Killam Library
researchhelp@tamiu.edu
(956) 326-2112
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