About the Library
Accessibility in the Library
Students with disabilities attending Rowan-Cabarrus Community College are protected by laws that ensure equal access to education. The Library partners with the Office of Accessibility to ensure that all students have access to the tools, reasonable accommodation, and support services to participate fully in their academic endeavors.
Getting Around the Libraries
The Library at North Campus is located on the second floor of the 500 building. The elevator is located inside the Student Union on the right hand side of the building, across from the Spirit Store. The Library at South Campus is located on the third floor of the 1000 building. The elevator to the third floor is located on the South end of the building. The Library at NCRC is located on the first floor and has ground entry.
Library entrances are fitted with automatic doors and handicapped accessible activation plates.
The library offers a retrieval service for students, faculty and staff which provides access to all library materials without having to physically access the stacks where the material is located.
Contact the circulation or research staff for more detailed information and assistance.
The following adaptive/assistive technologies are available in the library for use by patrons with disabilities.
- PC workstations on wheel-chair accessible tables installed with JAWS for Windows screen reader.
In addition, both the Mac and PC computers have accessibility features built into their operating systems which can be activated by users.
Our Content Providers
The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Library invests time and resources to provide all users with access to our resources. We work with our vendors and colleagues to ensure that visually- and physically-impaired users are able to access our website and databases. The Library selects and licenses resources based on the information needs of its users, from a variety of providers whose interfaces may, or may not, fully comply with the W3C and Section 508 guidelines. The resource selection process gives preference to content vendors who provide compliant interfaces when the products being considered are equivalent.
The information below summarizes what our current content vendors have or have not done to meet accessibility requirements in their web interfaces: