Accessibility Services

The University of Houston Libraries provides computers and other equipment to assist students, faculty and staff with disabilities.

Use our Accessibility Help form to suggest ways we can improve access for all.


There are 6 computers in the Academic Research Center (ARC) equipped with assistive technology.

Features include

  • 22 inch wide monitors with removable privacy films
  • Adjustable-height desks
  • ZoomText (software for screen magnification)
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking speech-to-text software

Specialized equipment

Additional equipment is available in the assistive technology suite, known as the ADA Suite, 106-D in MD Anderson Library, in the rear of the ARC.

Features include

  • Three Optelec Spectrum text magnifiers with variable color for text and background
  • Computer terminal with wide-screen monitor and CougarNet access.
  • Kurzweil 1000 software and scanner

Material retrieval

Staff at the Service Desk will retrieve library materials for users with disabilities. Call Shelving Services at 713-743-9735 or email Jacob Honey at for more information.

Contact us or call the Service Desk at 713-743-1050 for any other access questions.