Library Students with Disabilities

Library Services to Students with Disabilities
Renton Technical College Library makes every reasonable effort to provide  all students, including those with disabilities, with access to its collections and service. 

Building Access
Campus Map
RTC Library is the entire second floor of the TRC building in the southeast corner of campus. The main doors to both the building and the library have power assist door openers. There are both stairs and a wheelchair-accessible elevator to the second floor.

All Technology Resource Center restrooms are wheelchair accessible. The restrooms closest to the library are located next to the elevators outside the library doors.

RTC Library offers the following assistive resources to its students.

  • Computers with assistive software.  Please see the list below.
  • Magnifying Glass. Available at the circulation desk.
  • Closed caption televisions.
  • Off-campus reference help through QuestionPoint.

If a patron needs special assistance they should go to the Front Desk and request assistance. 

If a patron has a disability that requires special assistance that cannot be met by the staff or collections, he/she will be referred to the RTC Special Needs Counselor at (425) 235-5840 for personalized help.

Software on Library Computers
The library offers the following software on all of its public access computers:

  • Natural Reader 15
  • Magnifier
  • Narrator
  • On-screen Keyboard
  • Jaws
  • FS Reader
  • ZoomText
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • Read & Write
  • Inspiration 9

State Resources
Washington Talking Book & Braille Library
This site offers information about the Talking Book & Braille Library, plus information on who is eligible and how they can obtain services. Also included are links to other state and national agencies that offer services to the disabled. 

Online reference help for the visually impaired. This is partially staffed by Washington Talking Book & Braille Library librarians. You can get help online, or request help by email.

RTC Assistance Students with Disabilities
ADA Accommodations
The college is dedicated to providing reasonable accommodations for students needing special assistance. Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact Disability Resource Services. For more information call (425)-235-5840.

Hearing Impaired (TTY) Services
RTC provides access to all current and prospective students, employees and job applicants who are hearing impaired by calling the numbers below:
Student Services TTY:  (425) 235-5811
Human Resources TTY:  (425) 235-2359