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.
At the Downtown Library the following assistive devices are available:
All libraries should also take relay calls from customers using sign language videophones.
Most of our computers have standard Microsoft Accessibility tools:
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.
There are many local agencies that provide programs and services to people with disabilities, including providing help with assistive devices.
There are many websites that provide information on accessibility guidelines and products. Here are a few: