People with disabilities

Melbourne

Specialised computers and equipment

The Equity and Access Room computers on level 1 have software that will enable you to:

  • convert scanned documents to audio files
  • translate written text into speech via JAWS text-to-speech screen reading software
  • scan and read printed documents using Omnipage Professional
  • access the internet and print
  • magnify reading material onto an LCD screen.

Two Sharp EL640 talking calculators can be borrowed from the Inquiry Desk.

Getting assistance from staff

What I want to do Note Contact number
Discuss my personal needs Speak to Lea Beranak, Equality and Diversity Centre Liaison Librarian or Sami Bagdas, Circulation Team Leader (+61 3) 9479 2950 (+61 3) 9479 1127
Arrange a tour of the library (+61 3) 9479 1127
Get assistance with photocopying and enlarging print 48 hours' notice required (+61 3) 9479 1127
Book an Equity and Access Room (+61 3) 9479 2922
Get advice and training in using computers and equipment in the Equity and Access Room (+61 3) 9479 2922
Retrieve items from the shelf 24 hours' notice and full details of call number, title and author are required (+61 3) 9479 1127
Extend the loan period for my borrowed items (+61 3) 9479 2922
Get help with research for my assignment or using the library catalogue Appointment required (+61 3) 9479 2718
Get assistance with wheelchair access (+61 3) 9479 2922
Access reading material in an alternative format such as Braille, Daisy (digital talking book), MP3, text or PDF Minimum 4 weeks' notice required Contact the Equality and Diversity Centre
Get general assistance (+61 3) 9479 1127

Wheelchair access

  • The library entrance has tactile indicators and is on ground level.
  • There is lift access to all levels.
  • Wheelchair accessible toilets are on all levels.
  • You can view the mobility maps to find out how to access campus buildings.

Bendigo

Specialised computers and equipment

The library provides an assistive computer workstation with the following features:

  • scanner
  • ZoomText screen magnifier software
  • magnifying equipment for viewing text direct from printed pages and a calculator attached for magnifying numerical calculations.

Getting assistance from staff

What I want to do Note Contact number
Discuss my personal needs

Jeanette Dazkiw, Campus Library Manager

(+61 3) 5444 7528 j.dazkiw@latrobe.edu.au

Arrange a tour of the library

Jeanette Dazkiw, Campus Library Manager

(+61 3) 5444 7528 j.dazkiw@latrobe.edu.au

Get assistance with photocopying and enlarging print 48 hours' notice required

Beth Sutton, Collection Delivery Team Leader

(+61 3) 5444 7716 b.sutton@latrobe.edu.au

Book a computer workstation with access to special software Three hour bookings can be made two weeks in advance

Research Inquiry Desk

(+61 3) 5444 7451

Get advice and training in using computers with special software

Research Inquiry Desk

(+61 3) 5444 7451

Retrieve items from the shelf 24 hours' notice and full details of call number, title and author are required

Beth Sutton, Collection Delivery Team Leader

(+61 3) 5444 7716 b.sutton@latrobe.edu.au

Extend the loan period for my borrowed items

Collection Delivery Desk

(+61 3) 5444 7453

Get help with research for my assignment or using the library catalogue Appointment required

Tracy Robertson, Learning and Research Services Librarian

(+61 3) 5444 7530 t.robertson@latrobe.edu.au

Get assistance with wheelchair access

Collection Delivery Desk

(+61 3) 5444 7453

Access reading material in an alternative format such as Braille, Daisy (digital talking book), MP3, text or PDF Minimum 4 weeks' notice Contact the Equality and Diversity Centre
Get general assistance (+61 3) 5444 7453

Wheelchair access

  • Lift access to the library is provided via the ARTS building.
  • Get after-hours access to disabled parking by calling the Research Desk on (+61 3) 5444 7451.
  • You can view the mobility map [PDF 871KB] to find out how to access campus buildings.
  • Get a Physical Access Guide to the Bendigo campus by contacting the Equity and Diversity Centre.

Albury-Wodonga

Specialised computers and equipment

A computer workstation in Group Study room 1 has the following features:

  • scanner
  • screen reader
  • ZoomText
  • CD writer
  • magnifying equipment for viewing text direct from printed pages and a calculator attached for magnifying numerical calculations.

Getting assistance from staff

If you are using the library for the first time, contact a staff member to discuss the kind of assistance needed.

La Trobe students: Disability Liaison/Equity Officer, Ms Marita Quaglio on (+61 2) 6024 9628.

TAFE students: Disability Liaison Officer Ms Leanne Delaney (+61 2) 6055 6662.

Library assistance offered:

  • library tours
  • photocopying and enlarging print
  • booking a computer workstation with access to assistive software
  • retrieving items from the shelf
  • extending the loan period for borrowed items
  • research and using the library catalogue.

Wheelchair access

  • The library entrance has tactile indicators and is on ground level.
  • There is lift access to all levels.
  • A wheelchair accessible toilet is in the foyer on ground level.
  • Disabled parking is next to the library building, at the end of Lake Drive
  • You can view the mobility maps to find out how to access campus buildings.

Shepparton

Getting assistance from staff

What I want to do Note Contact number
Discuss my personal needs Speak to the Disability Liaison/Equity Officer, Ms Marita Quaglio (+61 2) 6024 9628
Arrange a tour of the library Ask at the service desk
Get assistance with photocopying and enlarging print Ask at the service desk
Retrieve items from the shelf Ask at the service desk
Extend the loan period for my borrowed items (+61 3) 5833 2644
Get help with research for my assignment or using the library catalogue Appointment required Iris Ambrose (+61 3) 5833 2640 Donna Wileman (+61 3 5833 2643)
Get assistance with wheelchair access (+61 3) 5833 2644
Access reading material in an alternative format such as Braille, Daisy (digital talking book), MP3, text or PDF Minimum 4 weeks' notice Contact the Equality and Diversity Centre

Wheelchair access

The library is located on the 1st floor of the TAFE McLean building (fronting Fryers Street). There is a lift in the TAFE Cowley building. Walk through the McLean building to Cowley; take the lift to the 1st floor, turn right from the lift and use the covered walkway to access the library.

Mildura

Specialised computers and equipment

Specialised facilities include:

  • a wheelchair accessible computer workstation in the TAFE computer room.
  • a magnifying device for viewing text direct from printed pages.

Getting assistance from staff

What I want to do Note Contact number
Discuss my personal needs Speak to
Tania Pearce, Student Services
(+61 2) 5022 3778
Arrange a tour of the library Booking preferred
(+61 2) 5051 4026
Get assistance with photocopying and enlarging print (+61 2) 5051 4026
Extend the loan period for my borrowed items (+61 2) 5051 4026
Get help with research for my assignment or using the library catalogue
(+61 2) 5051 4026
Access reading material in an alternative format such as Braille, Daisy (digital talking book), MP3, text or PDF Minimum 4 weeks' notice Contact the Equality and Diversity Centre

Wheelchair access

There is lift access to the library.