Rose Library - Cleveland Community College


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The Jim and Patsy Rose Library is committed to providing a usable web experience to all users including those with special needs or disabilities. Our website has been designed to meet requirements of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and WCAG 2.  If you have difficulty accessing information or interacting with the site contact your department chair or eLearning.   

The Rose Library staff is available to provide basic library instruction to Decorative image, close up image of a white keyborad with three blue keys, one has a figure in a wheel chair, one has a ear and one has a figure holding a cane.all students.  If you require more in-depth instruction in the use of the library and its services (including the services outlined on this page), please schedule an appointment here.

The Rose Library staff provides assistance to students with disabilities by retrieving materials as needed. Request for assistance will be handled within 30 minutes after receiving a request. If the request cannot be accommodated in that time frame, the student and staff will mutually agree upon a time when the student will best be assisted. 

These assistive technologies are available in the Rose Library. 


JAWS, Job Access With Speech, is the world's most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. JAWS is a  screen reader program for Microsoft Windows.

Humanware ScannaR

The ScannaR is a flat–bed scanner that will scan any text document and read it back to you in seconds. Simply place a document on the scanner, press a button, and ScannaR will read the text in natural sounding speech. If you want to save your document, press and speak a filename into the built-in microphone.

Dragon Naturally Speaking

Dragon is speech recognition software that is easy to use and accurate. The software has three primary areas of functionality: diction, text-to-speech and command input. The user is able to dictate and have speech transcribed as written text, have a document synthesized as an audio stream, or issues commands that are recognized as such by the program.

Windows Narrator & Windows Magnifier

Windows Narrator and Windows Magnifier are two separate apps offered on Windows computers. Each of the computers in Rose Library is equipped with these apps. To find the apps, click on the Windows button on the task bar at bottom of screen.

Note on Headphones: Headphones are required to use the assistive technologies station. (The library does not supply headphones.)

Video Collection

A large portion of Rose Library’s DVD collection is closed captioned. Closed captioning availability varies on videos available to students and faculty through streaming video servers like Films on Demand


The majority of the databases provided to you by the Jim & Patsy Rose Library are ADA compliant. For more information on accessibility with some of our most popular databases, see below.

  • EBSCO 

All HTML articles in EBSCO databases have a text-to-speech option and an option to download the audio file as an MP3. However, many articles are not available in HTML. EBSCO PDFs after 2004 are ADA compliant.

For more information on EBSCO’s accessibility see their Research Interface on Accessibility.


JSTOR’s image based PDFs have been automatically tagged so that they can be read with screen readers like JAWS. Where tagging is not sufficient, manual tagging can be requested for a limited number of articles. See the JSTOR accessibility policy for details.

  • Credo Reference

Credo provides equivalent access for all users. For more information on Credo’s accessibility features, see their Accessibility Statement (Note: Includes VPAT)

  • Gale (includes Gale Virtual Library and Opposing Viewpoints)

All articles in our Gale databases are available in HTML with a text-to-speech option and the option to download the audio file as an MP3.  See Gale’s accessibility policy for more information. (Note: Includes VPAT for both Gale Virtual Library and Opposing Viewpoints)

  • Chadwyck-Healey (includes the Faber Poetry Library)

Chadwyck-Healey works to make their databases compliant. See full accessibility statement for more information. (Note: Includes VPAT)

  • CQ Press

You can request alternative text formats for articles published CQ Researcher. For more information, see CQ Permissions.


The NC LIVE website is Section 508 compliant and conforms with the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines at level AA. For more information, view their accessibility policy.


Our eBooks are provided by EBSCO and Dogwood Digital Library. EBSCO eBooks are accessible to students with disabilities. See Accessibility Information for EBSCO Interfaces and Dogwood Digital's VPAT (WCAG 2.3) Accessibility Document for system requirements and settings for eBook accessibility.