The Disability Resource Centre Library was established in September 2014 to provide services to students with special needs. The library was furnished and equipped with Assistive Technologies through a partnership between the University of Zimbabwe and CBZ Holdings in an effort to empower users with special needs to access information and knowledge.
The DRC offers services to any student with special needs with documentation from appropriate professionals, institutions or school records. The Library offers lending, scanning and brailing services.
It works collaboratively and innovatively with University departments such as student affairs, accommodation, IT and the Library to create an accessible, equitable and supportive learning and living environment that enhances each student's academic and personal development.
The Library has the following tools accessible from the Main and Disability Resource Centre (DRC) Libraries. Braille Embosser, Book Sense, Job Access With Speech, MAGIc Screen Magnification, Merlin desktop Magnifier, Pearl Reading Camera and Open Book.
Retrieval of information
Information literacy (IL) training: Conducts IL training to users to enable them to become independent lifelong learners.
Assistive Technology devices training: training users on how to use the Assistive Technology devices available in the Library.
University of Zimbabwe Main Campus
Disability Resource Centre Building
Telephone: +263 4 303211 Ext 21071
Merlin Ultra Desktop Magnifier
Ruby Handheld Electronic Magnifier
Open Book and Portable Pearl Reading Camera
Magic Screen Magnification
Sci Plus 300 Talking Scientific Calculator
Monday to Thursday: 0800 hrs to 1615 hrs.
Friday: 0800 hrs to 1600 hrs.
Closed for lunch between 1245hrs- 1400hrs
Closed: Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays