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Services for People with Disabilities

The Library offers a vari­ety of ser­vices to assist patrons with dis­abil­i­ties. If you or some­one you know has a Visu­al Dis­ability, the Library offers Large Print Books, audio­books (on CD and cas­sette), video mag­ni­fiers, hand­held mag­ni­fiers, screen enlarge­ment capa­bil­i­ty on many pub­lic access PCs, Home Page Read­er soft­ware and Kurzweil Read­ers. Click here for a list of branch­es with Kurzweil Read­ers.

Braille and record­ed mate­ri­als are avail­able from the Geor­gia Library Ser­vice for the Blind & Print Dis­abled to any indi­vid­ual who can­not use stan­dard print­ed mate­ri­als. This includes indi­vid­u­als who are legal­ly blind or can­not see well enough to read reg­u­lar print, per­sons who can­not hold books or turn pages, and any­one cer­ti­fied as hav­ing a read­ing dis­abil­i­ty. This free ser­vice pro­vides mate­ri­als and equip­ment via postage-free mail. Mate­ri­als are pro­vid­ed by the The Nation­al Library Ser­vice for the Blind and Phys­i­cal­ly Hand­i­capped of the Library of Con­gress.

The Library also offers resources for patrons with Hear­ing Dis­abil­i­ties, includ­ing pub­lic TTYs (avail­able at these branch­es), Con­fer­ence Hear­ing Assis­tance sys­tems (avail­able at these branch­es), sign lan­guage inter­pre­ta­tion at library-spon­sored pro­grams and events (upon advance request) and close-cap­tioned videos.

Resources that are avail­able for patrons with Devel­op­men­tal and Phys­i­cal Dis­abil­i­ties include the screen read­ing soft­ware Home Page Read­er, the Kurzweil Read­er and assis­tive input devices such as track balls and touch screens. Addi­tion­al­ly, all Library build­ings are acces­si­ble to any­one in a wheel­chair or with phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties. Most libraries are acces­si­ble through elec­tric-pow­ered doors. While every library ser­vice may not be direct­ly acces­si­ble (i.e., books on the top shelf), the Library will make any rea­son­able accom­mo­da­tion to pro­vide such services.

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