Ac­cess­ib­il­ity

The Campus Library and the libraries located at Brüder-Grimm-Platz, Oberzwehren and Witzenhausen are accessible to the handicapped and the impaired. Inside the Campus Library every floor can be reached by elevator. Visually impaired students can rely on orientation via a tactile guiding system. This location also provides a work station with dedicated equipment for their requirements.

Regarding the accessibility of online ressources the regulations of the University of Kassel apply. 

In the campus library at Holländischer Platz there is a workroom for the visually impaired where a screen reader and an appropriately equipped computer workstation are available. After registration and instruction, the room can be used during our opening hours.

The computer has a voice output via loudspeaker as well as an enlarged and high-contrast display of the image. It is possible to save your personal settings and data at this workplace.

You need your campus card to use the printing and copying stations.

Registration and instruction for the workplace: lfs[at]bibliothek.uni-kassel[dot]de

The literature conversion service of the Kassel University Library supports blind and visually impaired students in obtaining study-related literature in a form suitable for them. This includes monographs, in whole or in part, as well as articles from specialist journals in the university library.

So-called “individual implementations” are made in accordance with Section 45a of the Copyright Act. Our service includes digitization and barrier-free implementation in Word format. The implementation is limited to text templates.

We would be happy to support you with your literature research. The implementation orders are very time-consuming and are processed according to the date of receipt. We therefore recommend that you contact us as early as possible.

Contact:

Phone: +49 0561 804-7292 | Email: literatur-barrierefrei[at]uni-kassel[dot]de

At the start of the winter semester the university library also offers a library introduction for students with physical restrictions.

Contents: searching for literature in the KARLA catalog portal, finding the media you need on the shelf, self-service devices for lending and returning, advice at the service counter, etc.

Registration is not required. Need for assistance can be requested by email: info[at]bibliothek.uni-kassel[dot]de. For the exact dates, please refer to our event overview.

The central point of contact at the university is the Student and Disability Service Office. Lecturers should contact this office if they have any questions about converting teaching material into accessible documents, such as PowerPoint slides.