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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 (Decatur, Chamblee and Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown).

Braille and recorded materials are available from the Georgia Library for Accessible Services 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 at Decatur and Clarkston, Conference Hearing Assistance systems (Decatur, Chamblee, Dunwoody, Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown), sign language interpretation at library-sponsored programs (upon advance request) and events 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 (Decatur, Chamblee, Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown) 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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