The Ritz Library's intention is to make the library and the information it hosts accessible to all individuals. We offer a number of services and accommodations intended to enhance use of the Ritz Library by persons requiring accommodations. To that end, the library works with the Office of Accommodative Services and the Information Technology department to provide patrons with universal design assistive technology.
Annually, the IT department updates software if needed. The library staff review and complete training to remain aware of how the various software platforms work and how the technology may have changed due to platform upgrades.
The Ritz Library at Dutchess Community College is committed to equal access for all and offers the following accommodations:
The media room in the library provides access to an assistive technology workstation. Access and training for this workstation can be arranged with the Office of Accommodative Services. The workstation is equipped with the the following hardware and software:
Every desktop in the Library is equipped with:
Read&Write is a software toolbar that helps students create and access content. R&W helps with both research and studying by providing the following features and more (as stated on their website):