Dyslexic and disabled users

Access and Facilities

Student working in one of the IT roomsThe David Wilson Library has access ramps, lifts to all floors, automatic doors and adapted toilets. Further access information is available from the Disabled Go website.

The Library has a book trolley for users who find carrying items difficult. It is located in the photocopier room on the first floor. There are height adjustable tables in the PC Zones in the Library. If you find it difficult to collect books or to read the call numbers on the books, it may be possible for a member of Library staff to fetch the items for you. The Library is very busy at times and it helps if you can provide a list of books in advance in order to give us time to find them for you.

We ask all our users to make sure they know where the fire exits are in the buildings they use. If you have a mobility difficulty, please ask for a copy of the visitors' evacuation plan for the building.

AccessAbility Centre

The AccessAbility Centre is an open access centre which provides support for students with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, and with disabilities and long term conditions. It is located on the ground floor of the Library next to the Book Shop.

White card scheme

The Accessability Centre can register their users on their "White Card" scheme.

If you choose to do so, the Library will add a note to your Library account that you are a White Card holder. This will indicate that you are an AccessAblity centre user and will inform staff that you may ask for additional support and assistance.

White Card holders are eligible for assisted photocopying. The normal charge of 5p per A4 sheet applies.  Your print and copy account will, therefore, need to be in credit. You can use your account statement as a receipt if you are eligible to claim refunds from the Disabled Student's Allowance. For further details, please contact Paula Dobrowolski at the AccessAbility Centre, telephone (0116) 252 5005 or email accessable@le.ac.uk.

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