Happy 30th Anniversary to the Americans with Disabilities Act

University Libraries is proud to support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 30th Anniversary. On July 26th we celebrated this important civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.

The ADA was signed into law on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush. The ADA National Network recognizes this landmark event and the important work to promote equal opportunity for people with disabilities.

University Libraries Accessibility Resources and Services: 
The main accessible entrance to Jackson Library is located in the EUC-Library Connector entrance. A ramp extends the length of the connector corridor between the library and the Elliott University Center (EUC) for easy access to both facilities.

A secondary handicapped-accessible entrance to Jackson Library is located on the north side of the tower facing the service drive area between the library and the dining hall. Handicapped parking is available in the loading dock area at the end of the service drive. A call button is provided at the secondary entrance to alert library staff to unlock the door. Patrons using this door should stop by the Checkout Desk prior to leaving the library. For an overview of campus accessibility routes and building entrances, please see the UNCG Campus Accessibility Map.

Services for the Hearing Impaired:
A Sorenson Videophone is available in Jackson Library in room 263 on the second floor of the Tower. The key for room 263 is available at the Checkout Desk on the first floor. Use of the videophone is free.

Services for the Visually Impaired:
CC readers that enlarge text are available in the Reference Room on the first floor of Jackson Library and in Room 961 in the Tower of Jackson Library. The key for 961 is available at the Checkout Desk on the first floor.

Special Assistance:
Assistance in retrieving books and other items for those with special needs is provided primarily by Checkout Desk staff. Reference librarians can provide assistance with research, either at the Reference Desk or by appointment.

Upcoming ADA Anniversary Events (In-Person, Online and Virtual) 
Don't miss these exciting free events happening locally in the Triad, as well as virtually online! Reserve your spot today and register.

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