University Libraries is proud to support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 30th Anniversary. On July 26th we celebrated this important civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.
The ADA was signed into law on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush. The ADA National Network recognizes this landmark event and the important work to promote equal opportunity for people with disabilities.
University Libraries Accessibility Resources and Services:
The main accessible entrance to Jackson Library is located in the EUC-Library Connector entrance. A ramp extends the length of the connector corridor between the library and the Elliott University Center (EUC) for easy access to both facilities.
A secondary handicapped-accessible entrance to Jackson Library is located on the north side of the tower facing the service drive area between the library and the dining hall. Handicapped parking is available in the loading dock area at the end of the service drive. A call button is provided at the secondary entrance to alert library staff to unlock the door. Patrons using this door should stop by the Checkout Desk prior to leaving the library. For an overview of campus accessibility routes and building entrances, please see the UNCG Campus Accessibility Map.
Services for the Hearing Impaired:
A Sorenson Videophone is available in Jackson Library in room 263 on the second floor of the Tower. The key for room 263 is available at the Checkout Desk on the first floor. Use of the videophone is free.
Services for the Visually Impaired:
CC readers that enlarge text are available in the Reference Room on the first floor of Jackson Library and in Room 961 in the Tower of Jackson Library. The key for 961 is available at the Checkout Desk on the first floor.
Assistance in retrieving books and other items for those with special needs is provided primarily by Checkout Desk staff. Reference librarians can provide assistance with research, either at the Reference Desk or by appointment.
Upcoming ADA Anniversary Events (In-Person, Online and Virtual)
Don’t miss these exciting free events happening locally in the Triad, as well as virtually online! Reserve your spot today and register.
- Celebrating ADA30. The ADA: Then and Now. Tuesday, July 28th, 202010:00 AM EDT – 12:00 PM EDT.Web
- ADA 30th Birthday – Drive-In Movie & Vehicle Parade. Tuesday, July 28th, 20208:45 PM EDT – 10:45 PM EDT Winston Salem, NC
- Comparing Disability Rights and Advocacy Strategies in Iowa and India. Tuesday, July 28th, 202010:30 AM CDT – 11:45 AM CDT. Web
- Disability Pride Arts Showcase – South Carolina. Tuesday, July 28th, 20206:30 PM EDT – 8:00 PM EDT. Facebook @AbleSC
- Webinar to Commerate ADA30: The ADA and IPS-Supported Employment: Improving the Working Lives of People with Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders. Wednesday, July 29th, 20202:00 PM EDT – 4:00 PM EDT. Web/online
- Celebrating 30 Years of the ADA with the U.S. Access Board. Wednesday, July 29th, 20201:30 PM EDT – 3:00 PM EDT. Web/online
- ADA 30/30 Illinois Virtual Commemoration on July 30th. Thursday, July 30th, 20209:00 AM CDT – 1:30 PM CDT. Web
- Achieving the Promise: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the ADA. Thursday, July 30th, 202012:00 PM EDT – 1:00 PM EDT. Website
- Gaelynn Lea in Concert. Thursday, July 30th, 20207:00 PM CDT – 8:30 PM CDT. Zoom
- What’s the Deal with disAbilities: Celebrates 30 Years of the ADA Virtual Summit with The Triangle in North Carolina. Thursday, July 30th, 202012:00 PM EDT – 1:15 PM EDT. Online
- Thirty Years After the Americans with Disabilities Act: Where Are We Now, and Where Are We Heading? Wednesday, August 5th, 20202:30 PM EDT – 4:00 PM EDT. Web