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Accessible Online Library Resources: Contact Us!

This guide points to online services and resources at The Wallace Library.

Ways to Contact Us

NTID and Deaf Studies Librarian- Joan Naturale, Deaf and sign-fluent, can help you find materials for your assignments (article databases, books, videos). In addition, we have a librarian from each college (with their contact info) you can confer with for your assignments. Notice the green tab (chat, email, make an appointment) in the upper right hand corner when we are available. After hours, the orange tab gives you ways to contact us.

Do you need answers to your library questions? There are many ways to contact us. 

  • Text communication 585-542-5748 -will forward to chat
  • IM Services-You also may reach us via the Chat page.
  • Library Helplibraryhelp@rit.edu
  • Reference Desk Phone-585-475-2563--leave a voice message if you cannot reach us via email or chat. Please include your name, email or phone number so we can get back to you.
  • LibCal-This will take you to the general calendar of all librarians. You can look for my name if you wish to make an appointment.

NTID chat

NTID e-mail

NTID v/videophone: 585-286-4635 (messages may be left which I will get as an interpreted video message by hearing non-signing persons and signed messages by signing persons calling me directly on the videophone).

Captioning and Transcription Resources

This page on self-captioning videos can help you get started. The Course Resources for Faculty link has information about captioning YouTube and Camtasia. 

Information on Automatically Transcribe in Zoom Cloud Recordings is available. Getting Started with Closed Captioning in Zoom has useful information.

Google documents and Google slides have the speech to text features. The paid version of G Hangouts has auto-captions capability. The PowerPoint Presenter is an add-on that auto-captions. 

Skype.com--You can choose Skype.com for audio and video calling or host a video conference for up to 50 people. One distinguishing option other platforms don't have is that you can enable the captions and subtitles feature. Also, during a call, you can share documents, photos, or videos up to 300 MB by dragging and dropping them right into the conversation window.

Microsoft Teams also has auto-captions capabilities. You can also use the free version

Library and Campus Resources

Disability Services FAQ on Accessibility 

Zoom FAQ Document

AccessText Network-Find and request accessible PDF textbooks from many publishers.

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Use of RIT resources is reserved for current RIT students, faculty and staff for academic and teaching purposes only.
Please contact your librarian with any questions.

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