Students with Disabilities
The Vancouver Community College library is committed to making our library accessible to students, faculty and staff with disabilities. We strive to reduce barriers by delivering high quality services, responsive to the needs of all library patrons. Staff can facilitate access to adaptive technology available at both campuses, and can assist in seeking and retrieving materials. We will respect the independence and privacy of individuals when providing support.
Alternate Format Collection
The Alternate Format Collection (AFC) contains materials in Braille, DAISY, audiobooks and described DVDs. To find materials in the AFC, use the VCC Library catalogue’s Advanced Search.
- For books in Braille: Enter the keyword "Braille" and from the Collection drop-down box, choose Alternate Format
- For Audiobooks: From the Format drop-down box, choose Audio Book
- For DAISY books: Enter the keyword "DAISY" and from the Collection drop-down box, choose Alternate Format
- For Described DVDs: Enter the keyword "Video recordings for people with visual disabilities"
Items in the Alternate Format Collection may be borrowed for four weeks and renewed three times. Described DVDs may be borrowed for one week and renewed once.
In addition to the AFC, the Library has eBook and streaming video collections on a wide variety of topics.
|Technology||Function||Broadway Campus||Downtown Campus|
|For Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing:|
|TDD/TTY||Interactive teletypewriter, for typed telephone communication||Library - Main floor
Public phone, 3rd floor
Public phone, 2nd floor
|For Students with Visual or Print Impairment:|
|Optelec CCTV (Closed-circuit TV)||Magnifies print||Library - A/V Equipment Room||Counselling & Advising Services, 1st Floor|
|Scanner||Scans printed material||Library - Main floor||Library
|Photocopier||Enlarge print size of text||Library - Main floor
Library - Upstairs
|OpenBook||Software: convert scanned material to e-text||Library - Main floor|
|ZOOMText||Software: enlarge print on computer monitor||Library - Main floor
|JAWS||Software: read print from computer monitor||Library - Main floor||Library
|Victor Reader Classic+||Play digital talking books (DAISY books)||Library - Service Desk|
|Telex Cassette player/recorder||Plays and records cassette tapes||Library - Service Desk|
For assistance, please email email@example.com or call 604.871.7323.