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A resource guide for library accessibility and assistive technology available at the City College of New York.


Universal Disability Access Symbols The City College Libraries at the City College of New York are committed to making its resources accessible to all members of the college community in support of individuals with physical or learning disabilities. This guide is a work in progress and content will be updated on a regular basis.

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology can help students gain access to their academic content to complete tasks, and meet goals.  

Cognitive - Individuals with cognitive disabilities may struggle with reading, math and/or visual comprehension.

  • Kurzweil 3000
  • Read & Write Gold
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking

Motor - Individuals with motor limitations often have partial or total loss of physical function of a body part, usually a limb or limbs. These limitations affect the way individuals use computer equipment and operate in their surroundings.  

  • Trackball
  • Joystick Mouse
  • Adaptive Keyboard
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking

Auditory - There are individuals with complete deafness or varying degrees of functional hearing loss. Hearing can range greatly, from partial to none.  

  • Amplifiers
  • Captioning
  • Text telephone or TTY

Visual - Individuals with a visual impairment or vision loss have limited functional vision or complete vision loss (blindness).

  • JAWS
  • Kurzweil 3000
  • ZOOMText
  • CCTV
  • Talking Calculators

Get Started (Intro)

This libguide is intended to expand web accessibility awareness and to offer student, faculty, and visitors  alike access to helpful (resources) tools available on and off campus.  As described by the Web Accessibility Initiative, Web Accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web, and that they can contribute to the Web.

What is Assistive Technology?

According to, Assistive Technology (AT) includes any piece of equipment, product or system that is used to "increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of people with disabilities." AT can be low-tech, such as a magnifying glass, or high-tech such as computer software. 


  • Comply with federal, state, and local policies concerning Assistive Technology to achieve universal access to serve patrons who may have various challenges.
  • Provide supportive resources and offer best practices for the dissemination of efficient Assistive Technology across the college community.

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Contact Information

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Nilda Sanchez-Rodriguez
Architecture Librarian
Library Liaison to the AccessAbility Center

The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School
of Architecture Building, R-101a
141 Convent Avenue
New York, New York 10031

Phone: (212) 650-8766