Building access is available to GW students, faculty, and staff who have completed all of the steps outlined on GW's Onward website. No one will be allowed to sign in without a physical GWorld card or enter the library if their GWorld card tap is denied. Library access is not available for alumni or visitors. Masks are required inside all library buildings.

Julius Fleischman and Christine Waldvogel Assistive Technology Suite

Gelman 308 (blind individuals)

Gelman 309 (low vision individuals)

The Julius Fleischman and Christine Waldvogel Assistive Technology Suite provides equal access to information for students with disabilities in support of academic excellence. The facility is uniquely designed to incorporate software and hardware to address the needs of students with print disabilities, in particular those who are blind or have low vision. The Assistive Technology Suite is reserved exclusively for students with disabilities. For more information, please contact Disability Support Services.

Gelman 308 (blind individuals)

Hardware:

  • Dell Computer with 20" wide screen monitors
  • HP Document Scanner
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Juliette Braille Printer

Software:

  • JAWS Professional (screen reader)
  • ZoomText Magnifier/Reader
  • Kurzweil 1000 (scans/converts paper text to digital text)
  • Kurzweil 3000 (reading/writing program.  Reads/scans documents and reads web content)
  • Duxbury (for Brailler)

Gelman 309 (low vision individuals)

Hardware:

  • Dell computer with 20" wide screen monitors
  • HP Document Scanner
  • HP Laser Printer
  • CCTV (closed-circuit television for document enlargement)

Software:

  • JAWS Professional (screen reader)
  • ZoomText (screen magnifier/reader)
  • Kurzweil 1000 (scans/converts paper text to digital text)
  • Kurzweil 3000 (reading/writing program.  Reads/scans documents and reads web content)
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking (voice dictation software)

If you have questions about, need support with, or desire access to the assistive technologies available within the libraries, please contact the GW Disability Support Services team.  

For special needs in the Gelman Library not addressed by that office, you may contact Robin Delaloye at rdelaloy@gwu.edu.

For information on web accessibility, please see our Digital Accessibility page.