Northeastern Law students who think they require special accommodations for their courses should contact Assistant Dean Michelle Harper in the law school's office of Academic and Student Affairs (ASA). Students may also need to register with the University's Disability Resource Center (DRC).
Lexis Advance, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law are the three major legal research databases. As of now, there are no specific accessibility features on any of these, but screen readers like ZoomText (Northeastern's recommended screen reader) or VoiceOver (for Mac users) can be helpful for navigating through them. Use of tablets like iPads with their built-in accessibility features, and/or mobile apps, may also be helpful.
For further information on available assistive technology assistance -- including contact information -- from the companies themselves, follow these links:
The Law Library has a dedicated room for Assistive Technology in Room 310 on the third floor of Knowles, adjacent to the InfoDesk. Members of the Northeastern University community are welcome to use this room at any time. Reservations are not currently required, but we ask that patrons respect one another and knock before entering in case an application is in process.
This room contains:
There are also two book scanners available in the library that you can use to scan and save pages in PDF format. Read & Write Gold is also available for download to a personal computer from MyNEU (go to "software downloads").
Northeastern's Academic Technology Services (ATS) has numerous recommendations to benefit students and faculty. Documentation is also available on the accessibility features of popular software, including:
Scholar One Search Library catalog
Law Research Databases NU login credentials or passwords may be necessary
Map of the Law Library
Lexis Access restrictions apply
Westlaw Access restrictions apply
Bloomberg Law Access restrictions apply