Disability Accomodations

If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accomodate most needs. Please contact Kathy Plodowski at (574) 520-4380.

For assistance on campus, contact the Office of Disability Support Services, (574) 520-4832 (voice), (574) 520-4121 (TDD).

Adaptive Technology Room

All lab computers are equipped with Zoom Text Ultra and Kurzweil.  More equipment is available in the Adaptive Technology Room.  The adaptive technology room is reserved for IU students who need to use adaptive software. All print jobs from the adaptive technology room go to the printer in the Hammes Information Commons.

Special Needs Software:

  • On All Computers
    • Zoomtext
    • Kurzweil 3000
  • On Computer #1
    • JAWS
  • On Computer #3
    • Dragon Naturally Speaking Software
  • On Computer #4
    • Kurzweil 3000


The library does not provide Readers. IU South Bend students should make requests for Readers through the Office of Disability Support Services. Community users should make their requests through their local Vocational Rehabilitation agency. For vocational rehabilition services locations, check out the website.

Retrieving Books

Any IU faculty, staff, or student may use Request Delivery in IUCAT to put holds on items for them. Staff at IU Libraries pull corresponding copies every weekday morning and ship to the appropriate "home library." Faculty, staff, or students will be notified through their IU email account when items are ready to be picked up.

In addition, for anyone (IU or community patrons) in the building who would like immediate assistance, staff are willing to retrieve books as time permits.

Last Reviewed: 05/2016