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Library and Information Services

 

 

 

Library and Information Services – Services to and Resources for Users with Disabilities

 

 

                              

 

Physical access differ from campus to campus, but all campus libraries have dedicated workstations for disabled users. Please consult the sections below for specific details and contact names.

 Resources:

  • All electronic resources (ebooks, databases, journals and articles) are available online, on- and off-campus.
  • Textbooks can be read onto tape (via The South African Library for the Blind) on request.  

 

 

2nd Avenue Campus                                                                                                     

 

                                                                    

 

 

 

Physical Access

  • There are ramps at the side entrance and front entrance of the library.
  • There is a lift available for disabled users. 

Workstations 

  • There are four dedicated computers (wheelchair friendly) on the first floor.
  • ZoomText software is available from all the computers in the library.
  • Special keyboards with large icons for visually impaired users, a dedicated scanner, printer and magnifier to enlarge the pages of a whole book, are available.

For assistance contact:

Desiree dos Santos: 041 504 3846, desiree.dossantos@nmmu.ac.za

Cikizwa Mlahleki: 041 504 3411, cikizwa.mlahleki@nmmu.ac.za     

 

 

 

George Campus   

                                           

 

                                                           

 

 

Physical Access

  • There is a ramp leading to the library entrance.
  • The library only has a ground floor.

Workstations 

  • There is a dedicated (wheelchair friendly) computer.
  • ZoomText software is available from all the computers in the library.
  • A special keyboard with large icons for visually impaired users, a dedicated scanner, printer and magnifier to enlarge the pages of a whole book, are available.

For assistance contact:

Malibongwe Luyenge: 044 8015565, malibongwe.luyenge@nmmu.ac.za

 

Missionvale Campus    

                                                 

 

Physical Access

  • There is a ramp leading to the library entrance from the upper side of the library (street leading up to the Conference Centre).
  • There is a lift for disabled users.

Workstations 

  • There is a dedicated (wheelchair friendly) computer on the ground floor.
  • ZoomText software is available from all the computers in the library.
  • A special keyboard with large icons for visually impaired users, a dedicated scanner, printer and magnifier to enlarge the pages of a whole book, are available.

​For assistance contact:                       

Edwin Reid: 041 504 1269, edwin.reid@nmmu.ac.za
Annette Kriga: 041 504 1269, annette.kriga@nmmu.ac.za

 

North Campus

 

                                                                  

 

 

 

 

Physical Access

  • There is a ramp leading to the library entrance.
  • There is a lift for disabled users.
  • If students need to go to the first floor or basement, they may use the lift in the outside passage and may also ask to be assisted by any librarian.

Workstations 

  • There are four dedicated (wheelchair friendly) computers on the ground floor.
  • The computers are linked to printers.
  • ZoomText software is available from all the computers in the library.
  • Special keyboards with large icons for visually impaired users, a dedicated scanner, printer and magnifier to enlarge the pages of a whole book, are available.

For assistance contact:

Judy Havemann: 041 504 2769, judy.havemann@nmmu.ac.za
Anneret Joubert: 041 504 3409, anneret.joubert@nmmu.ac.za

 

South Campus            

                                             

                                           

 
                                                       

   

 

Physical Access

  • There is a ramp leading to the library entrance.
  • There is a ramp to the side entrance (Architecture) to the basement.
  • The side access doors on the first and ground floors will be opened for disabled users.

Workstations  

  • There are 4 dedicated (wheelchair friendly) workstations on the ground floor.
  • There is a magnifier in the Government Publications section and one at the workstations on the ground floor.
  • ZoomText software is available from all the computers in the library.
  • Special keyboards with large icons for visually impaired users, a dedicated scanner, printer and magnifier to enlarge the pages of a whole book, are available.

For assistance contact:

Funeka Nombande: 041 504 2280, funeka.nombande@nmmu.ac.za
Marlene du Plessis: 041 504 4315, marlene.duPlesis@nmmu.ac.za
Deidre Gerber: 041 504 2282, deidre.gerber@nmmu.ac.za 

 

NMMU Disability Unit : http://disability.nmmu.ac.za

 

 

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