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We have special programs, collections and adaptive technologies to respond to the diverse needs of persons with disabilities and older adults.

Audiobook special collection and services

  • Audiobooks are complete books that have been recorded on either cassette, MP3, CD or digital Daisy disc. They may be borrowed by people of all ages who are unable to handle or read books due to a visual, physical or perceptual disability.
  • Daisy book readers are available on loan to borrowers who do not have one of their own. Library staff are happy to provide instruction to new borrowers in the use of equipment.
  • An eligibility form, available from the library, must be completed before audiobooks can be borrowed. This formality is required by the publishers of the books recorded in order to ensure that audiobooks are used only by people who have a print handicap.
  • Arrangements can be made for staff to select audiobooks for eligible borrowers. If it's difficult to travel to the library, audiobooks can also be mailed to you.
  • For more information, Ask a librarian

Other assistive materials

Books on CD and eAudiobooks
        •  The library has a collection of commercially produced fiction and non-fiction books on CD. 
        •  These are both abridged and unabridged, and are available to all borrowers. 
        •  Also check out our eAudiobook collection.

Large print books
        •  Popular fiction and non-fiction titles.
        •  Includes hardcover and softcover books. 

Assistive technologies

Enhanced access workstation
This computer station is specially equipped with: 
        •  Zoomtext: To use with word processing.
        •  Internet OpenBook: To scan pages and read to you.
        •  Large print keyboard

Links to Literacy workstation
        •  A specially equipped workstation for developmentally challenged adults.
        •  Includes a computer, CD player,  DVD player, large print keyboard, and collection of high-interest,
            easy-to-read books. The software appeals to a wide range of literacy levels and includes: 
            TumbleReadables (an eBook database that features audio playback); word games; and other
            entertaining games that promote good hand-eye coordination.
        •  Funded by proceeds from the Links to Literacy golf tournament. 

Programs

Ex Libris Talking Book Club
        •  A book discussion group primarily for print-disabled or visually impaired persons, but all are welcome. 
        •  Meets the 1st Friday of each month (11:00 am to 12:30 pm) in the ParkLane Room. See the 
            event calendar for more details. 

Last updated: 25/09/2012 4:30:32 PM