Accessibility Stations

... are located on the Main Floor of the Library: Kurzweil, Inspiration, Zoom Text and a Merlin HD CCTV are available to all students and staff. Stations are bookable through the Library Main Page.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 (Check back for 2018 date)


If you have an event you would like to plan be sure to plan with accessibility in mind. Feel free to contact us for assistance or further information.

Use our Accessible Event Planning Checklist (AEPC) so all users can participate in the event. Please note: there is now an elevator to provide access to the Royal Arbutus Room (contrary to p.3 of the AEPC).

VIU staff and/or departments organizing events on Campus (that will be attended by a student requiring American Sign Language [ASL] Interpreting), are encouraged to include ASL interpreting in their budgets. You may contact Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre or by phone at 250-753-0999 to request interpreters. Current fees are $40/hour per interpreter, travel time and mileage. It is typical to require two interpreters for an event as they work as a team. A minimum of 48 hours advanced notice during business hours, is required. Real-time Captioning is also another option to provide access. Please also ensure that any video content you show includes closed-captioning.

(Updated July 2018)


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