Equal Access for All - Library Services for People with Disabilities
Our Library is accessible for individuals with hearing loss, vision loss, physical limitations and intellectural challenges. Library staff are happy to provide assistance in any way. An LSTA grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services has enabled the library to provide better service to those with disabilities through our Equal Access for All initiative.
To allow full access to our library and its services we offer:
Home Delivery: For local residents who are unable to visit the library due to an illness or injury. Call Kristin at the library at 781-383-1348 for more information.
Touch Screen Internet Station: Perfect for those with vision loss. This station is equipped with Zoomtext text-to-speech software, a large print keyboard, scanner, headphones, and touch screen capability.
Desktop Video Magniifer: This easy-to-use desktop machine is suitable for those with vision loss wishing to read any kind of printed matter or to view cherished photos.
Assistive Listening Devices: If you have trouble hearing the spoken word, try our assistive listening devivce for use in the library. Converse with librarians or enjoy library events. Inquire at the circulation desk for availability.
Talking Books from the Perkins Library: We have a collection of fiction and non-fiction talking book cassettes along with a talking book player to checkout. Courtesy of the Perkins Library.
Handheld magnifiers and eyeglasses: are available a the circulation desk for use in the library.
Apps to Communicate: Caregivers, parents, and library staff can easily communicate with non-verbal students and patrons using the TouchChatHD and FTVS-HD apps on the library's iPad.
Our collection includes large print books, audiobooks, downloadable e-books and e-audiobooks, and Talking books from Perkins Library. We also have high interest/low reading level books for students and adults.
Suggestions: Help us help you! We welcome suggestions on how to be of better service to people with disabilities. Have an idea? Email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.