Disability Outreach

Available Resources

VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS

  • Large-print books (fiction and nonfiction)
  • Audiobooks on cassette and CD, including the latest fiction, classics and nonfiction titles
  • Descriptive videos for children and adults
  • Access to Talking Books from Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library
  • Large-type periodicals, including Reader’s Digest and New York Times Large-Type Weekly
  • Hand-held magnifiers for home and in-library use
  • Magni-Cam low-vision magnifier device for in-library use
  • Portable color magnifier for in-home use

HEARING IMPAIRMENTS

  • TTY (text teletype machine) with printer for communicating by telephone with library staff: 508-747-5882
  • Sound amplification system with individual listening devices in the Otto Fehlow Room
  • Portable sound amplification system
  • Close-captioned videos for children and adults

LIMITED MOBILITY

  • Automatic door opener at front entrance
  • Designated handicapped parking spaces near front and side entrances
  • Elevator to second floor
  • Handicapped accessible restrooms on both floors
  • Aisles wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs
  • Sit-down computer terminals to accommodate wheelchairs
  • Bookstands and reaching devise (grabber)
  • Wheelchair for in-library use
  • Ramp at side entrance

OTHER SERVICES

  • Outreach to homebound Plymouth residents who are unable to visit the library due to physical limitation or a temporary or permanent disability. Library materials can be delivered and returned free of charge via U.S. Postal Service. Contact the Outreach Dept. at 508-830-4250 ext. 219 for more information
  • Reference services available by telephone, TTY, fax, or email during regular library hours
  • Catalog assistance: reference librarians will search the online catalog, check shelves, place reserves, request interlibrary loans and hold materials for individuals

SPECIALIZED RESOURCES

  • Reference books on service to people with disabilities
  • Circulating books, videos and audiobooks on topics of interest to people with disabilities, including personal narratives, architectural adaptations, medical issues, social services and more

ONLINE MAGAZINES

 

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