Summary: TOUR GUIDE OF THE LEARNING COMMONS
Hi! My name is Jennifer, and welcome to our online video tour of the Queen's Learning Commons. The
Queen's Learning Commons, or the QLC, brings several services together under one roof for easy access
by all students. We are located here in Stauffer library on the main floor.
As you can see, the first thing you'll notice when you walk in is this plasma screen which is part of the
Queen's Digital Information Network. It feeds announcements from around campus, news from CBC and
other information about events going on around Campus and the Kingston community.
We are now going to move to each of our five partners, beginning with the Adaptive Technology Centre.
The Adaptive Technology Centre is a part of Library Services for Students with Disabilities. They
provide services to students with disabilities that enable them to reach their full academic potential. The
Coordinator of the Adaptive Technology Centre is a librarian and helps students with research and other
library specific needs.
Here, students with disabilities have access to specialized software & hardware (e.g. voice recognition
programs, ZoomText & Inspiration, as well as ergonomic mice & keyboards). The Adaptive Technology
Centre also provides print alternative formats for students with print disabilities such as Braille, e-text,
books on tape or CD (known as Daisy) or Word documents for adaptive software. There are also private
study rooms available with the same specialized equipment as the lab.
Back outside, you'll find the Seminar room next door. All of our partners offer great workshops here.
This space allows for interactive learning. The tables contain laptops that are used for students in hands-
on instruction. It's great space for workshops.