Assistive Equipment and Software

We have helpful tools available to use in your Library at no charge to make it easier for people with vision, hearing and mobility impairments to use computers.

All branches offer:

  • Screen enlarging software (ZoomText)
  • Screen magnifying software (XP Magnifier)
  • Screen reading software (JAWS)
  • An accessibility toolkit with a variety of magnifiers and writing guides to use in the Library

Some branches and the Central Library offer additional support, including ADA-accessible computers and public teletypewriters (TTY). Learn more about accessibility at your Library.

Library Tours

American Sign Language interpreted and sight-guided tours are available with advanced scheduling. To schedule a tour, please email our LEAP lab or call 206-615-1380 (V/TTY).

Mobile Services

Mobile Library Services brings your Library to you! If you live in Seattle and can’t make it to a branch due to age, disability or an illness that keeps you at home for at least six months, Mobile Services can deliver to you!

If you have a question or need help, Ask Us or call Mobile Library Services at 206-385-4836.

The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library

The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library is an additional resource in the Seattle area that offers services throughout the state to people who are blind, deaf/blind, visually impaired, or have a physical or learning disability. You can reach them at 206-615-0400.

If you have a question or need help, Ask Us, email our LEAP department or call 206-615-1380 (V/TTY).