Renton Technical College 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


  • Read & Write 10 - reads text from documents, offers a dictionary and assistance in choosing words.

  • Magnifier  - magnifies the computer screen.

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 meet with the Special Needs Counselor. 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


Student Services TTY:  (425) 235-5811

Human Resources TTY:  (425) 235-2359


Last updated: 06/14/13                            Hit Counter