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E. H. Butler Library, Buffalo State, The State University of New York

Services for Patrons with Disabilities

Physical Accessibility to the Building

All three floors of E. H. Butler Library are accessible to patrons with mobility impairments. The first floor is on two levels, navigation of the library's first floor has changed. The first-floor ramp from the main (west) entrance to the lower lobby is no longer available due to the construction of the Academic Commons. Those in need of a barrier-free entry to the library and access to the elevator should use the StudyQuad (south) entrance. The second and third floors are accessible by elevator.

Doors are more than 32 inches wide to allow passage of a wheelchair. Restrooms on the first, second, and third floors have facilities which can accommodate a wheelchair. Lowered water fountains are available on each floor.

Assistive Technology Lab (Room 181G)

The Assistive Technology Lab, located in Butler Library’s first floor QuietQuad, houses the following equipment and software for patrons with disabilities:

  • Computers with Dragon NaturallySpeaking (speech-to-text software), JAWS (reads aloud electronic text from web pages), Kurzweil 3000 and scanners (allows scanning and reading aloud text from print materials), and Zoomtext (screen magnification software)
  • Merlin LCD, a full-color, auto-focus video magnifier system (enlarges and enhances text and images)
  • Large-print computer keyboard
  • Adjustable keyboard trays to accommodate wheelchairs
  • A Braille dictionary

Research Assistance

Librarians provide individualized reference assistance for people with disabilities. Ask a librarian at the Reference Desk if you need any kind of assistance using or locating materials.

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E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State
1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878 6300
Fax: (716) 878-3134
Accessibility Policy