Accessibility

We work hard to make our services accessible to everyone and provides access to materials in alternative formats where they exist.  We provide home delivery services, Visiting Library Service, to residents who are unable to come to the library.

Our accessible on-site features include:

Click here to watch our video about our accessibility aids.

Stand-Alone Equipment

CCTV

  • CCTV – for viewing documents and books with magnification or alternate colours
  • Portable magnifier – handheld and electronic, for magnifying text or reading the spine labels while searching the shelves
  • Personal sound amplifier – for the hard of hearing
  • Daisy readers – for listening to books and newspapers on Daisy-formatted CDs (available from the CNIB)
  • Daisy MP3 reader – for listening to any Daisy-formatted audio (available from the CNIB)
  • Front Row To GO Sound field System (Available to room renters)

Accessible Computer Station

Hardware
  • Height-adjustable table
  • Touchscreen
  • Large key/print keyboard
  • Trackball (mouse)
  • Scanner to be used with Optical Character Recognition software
Software
  • Screen magnification
  • Audio screen reader
  • Text to speech software
  • On-screen keyboard
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Software for people with learning disabilities

Accessible Features of Our Space

  • 2 Elevators, one at the main entrance to give you access to the lower and upper levels and one at the rear of the building to take you to the lower level.
  • Furniture and shelving spaced with clearance for wheelchair and walker access
  • Tilted bottom shelf for better visibility
  • Power door operators
  • Accessible washrooms on the Mezzanine level and on the lower level with safety alarms

Accessible Features of Our Collection

  • Large Print Books and Magazines
  • eBooks viewable in large print on eReaders and mobile apps
  • DAISY Readers
  • DVDs with closed captioning and/or described video
  • Audiobooks in a variety of formats: