Accessibility can be defined as whether someone with a disability can access, experience, or interact with something. This can apply to employment, public spaces, transportation, healthcare, technology, housing, education and even libraries. The Library is committed to providing collections, programs, services, and facilities that ensure inclusive and adapted access for all.
Some library databases including EBSCO and GALE provide a text to speech or "Listen" option for articles. After locating and opening a document, look for an option to listen or download these audio files in MP3 format.
Both Centerville Library and Woodbourne Library are fully accessible. The Library welcomes more than 12,000 visitors each week, and strives to provide easy access to Library materials and events for all who visit. Anyone needing personalized accommodations should contact the Library in advance.
The Library offers foreign language materials via one of the largest collections of books, eBooks and audio-visual materials in Ohio. The Library also hosts fun and educational cultural events and frequently partners with local organizations to present diverse and accessible programs.
A toll-free ADA Information Line to provide information and materials to the public about the requirements of the ADA.
Adaptive technologies continue to broaden opportunities for people with disabilities to drive both comfortably and safely.
American Foundation for the Blind
Helpful solutions and resources that can help seniors and family members cope with vision problems.
Providing services, education, outreach and advocacy so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities including assistance with behavioral health, job readiness, and more. Check out the local chapter Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley!
Emmy Award-winning television network that offers free movies and educational programming to millions of blind and visually impaired by adding the voice of a narrator describing the visual elements of the story.
Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled (OLBPD)
A part of the Cleveland Public Library which serves as the Regional Library for the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) of the Library of Congress. They administer a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the State of Ohio by postage-free mail.
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD)
Empowering Ohioans with disabilities through employment, disability determinations, and independence offering vocational rehabilitation and services for the visually impaired.
Radio Reading Service by Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley
The Radio Reading Service broadcasts readings of local and regional newspapers, magazines, books and other current printed information to people with visual and mental disabilities.
Find federal government websites for information on disability programs and services nationwide.
State Library of Ohio Talking Book Service
The Talking Book Program provides free recorded books, magazines and playback equipment to approximately 15,000 eligible blind, visually impaired, physically disabled, and reading disabled Ohio residents. A program delivered through a network of libraries and agencies coordinated by the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS).
ADA Standards establish design requirements for the construction and alteration of facilities subject to the law. These standards apply to places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and state and local government facilities. The Access Board is responsible for developing and updating design guidelines.
Provides information, guidance and training on how to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Explains how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities including text, images, sounds and code.