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Accessibility & Disability Resources


Introduction

Library Equipment & Services

Local Agencies & Programs

General Books & Websites

Computer & Technology Resources


Introduction

Accessibility describes the degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as possible, including those with disabilities or special needs.  Below are equipment and services the library offers, other local resources, and suggested books and websites.

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Library Equipment & Services

At the Downtown Library the following assistive devices are available:

  • a video magnifier for printed material
  • a Kurzweil reader/scanner 
  • a videophone for those who use sign language  
  • a TDD - telecommunications device for the deaf. Contact Downtown library staff by TDD at 444-5373

All libraries should also take relay calls from customers using sign language videophones.


Most of our computers have standard Microsoft Accessibility tools:

  • a magnifier, which enlarges items on the screen
  • a narrator, which will read aloud on-screen text, menus, and buttons
  • an onscreen keyboard, controlled by the mouse
  • a large type computer keyboard - Downtown Library only. Just check it out from the 3rd Floor Reference Desk

All of our facilities are ADA compliant, and most branches have magnifying glasses for customer use.  The Shadle Library has a wheeled pushcart that a customer can borrow to carry books.  All libraries have audiobooks in various formats and large type books for those with vision or reading problems.


Our Outreach Services provides highly trained, motivated staff who make monthly visits to facilities throughout Spokane, as well as provide services to homebound individuals. 

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Local Agencies & Programs

There are many local agencies that provide programs and services to people with disabilities, including providing help with assistive devices.

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General Books & Websites

In our catalog, you can search under the heading, People with disabilities, to find books on topics such as accessible gardening or travel, or do a title search for accessibility.


There are many websites that provide information on accessibility guidelines and products. Here are a few:

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Computer & Technology Resources

The following are websites that will help make computers and technology more accessible:

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