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Disability Accommodations

Houston Campus Assistance

Houston Campus Borrowing & Retrieval Assistance

Student Employees

One of our student employees or library staff members can help you if you have questions or need assistance with printing, retrieving books from the stacks, or other tasks.


Information Desk

Visit the Information Desk. We can identify where your book is located. We can assist with simple reference questions or retrieve a librarian who can offer more detailed assistance. 

Houston Campus Assistive Technologies

Handheld Magnifier

Library Handheld Magnifier

The library has handheld magnifiers available for checkout to patrons with vision impairment, allowing for more comfortable reading, studying, or other task performance.

This is a reserve item and may be checked out for up to eight hours. Please see the Information Desk to check out a magnifier.

Large Print USB Keyboards

Large-Print USB KeyboardThe library has Large-Print USB Keyboards available for checkout to visually impaired patrons. These keyboards have clear, high contrast, enlarged keys and serve to improve readability and to make typing easier.

If you need a keyboard, please see the Information Desk. This is a reserve item that can be checked out for up to eight hours. 

Noise-Reducing Headphones


Noise-Reducing Headset

Noise-reducing headsets are available for checkout to patrons who are sensitive to noise for use in areas other than our quiet and silent floors. These devices connect to your device via Bluetooth. 

Please see the Information Desk to check out a headset. This is a reserve item and may be checked out for up to four hours. 

Trackball Mouse

Trackball MousePatrons who experience issues with hand movement and control, the library offers a trackball mouse for checkout. This item assists with mobility issues such as arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

This item is on reserve at the Information Desk and may be checked out for a period of up to eight hours. 


UbiDuo 2

The UbiDuo 2 SGD is a Dedicated Speech Generating Device specifically for generating speech from typed text. This lightweight and portable Speech Generating Device allows the person with a severe speech impairment the ability to communicate with anyone using typed text to speech. This device can be checked out as needed for a twenty-four-hour term.


Houston Campus Library Scanning Location

One scanner is available for use in the Houston ARC, Room 4132.

  • Tabletop flatbed scanner located just inside the door accommodates 8 1/2 by 14 inch scans.
  • No cost. Requires TWU Pioneer Portal username and password.
  • Print scanned items to printers located in Computer Mega Lab. Printers accommodate 8 1/2 by 11 inch items only.

Houston Campus Parking & Transportation

For detailed information on parking and public transportation: