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November 18, 2017

Library Equal Access Program (LEAP)

Library Equal Access Program (LEAP) : Access for All

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Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog - Nov. 19

Between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19, our Bibliocommons catalog will be unavailable for up to two hours for system maintenance. During that time, please use our classic catalog.

Library Closed Thursday, Nov. 23

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23.

Access for All: Accessibility Kits & Assistive Software

Patron using large-print keyboard

Accessibility Kits and Accessibility Software are available to assist our low vision and blind patrons at all Library locations.

 

Accessibility Kits

The kits have a variety tools to assist our low vision patrons. The kits contain:

  • Large Type Keyboard (at a designated computer)
  • Low Vision Note Writing Frame
  • Low Vision Signature Guide
  • Low Vision Writing Tablet
  • Thick Pen (20/20 marker)
  • Reizen Dome Magnifier
  • Bar Magnifier
  • Magnifying Sheet

 

Details about the items in the kits.

Accessibility Technology

All of the Library's public internet computers have assistive software:

ZoomText - a text-enlargement software program for low vision patrons

JAWS - screen reading software to assist blind users

 

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The Safeco Insurance Fund's "Access for All" Inclusion Grant and The Seattle Public Library Foundation supported the purchase of this hardware and software to enable equitable access to Library print materials, computer technology and other online resources.

 

Safeco InsuranceThe Seattle Public Library Foundation

LEAP Resoures for the Blind and Low Vision
LEAP Resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing