Special Services for Special Needs

The Ridgefield Library seeks to provide materials and services that can be enjoyed by all residents, regardless of ability. Please contact us about any special accommodation you may require.

Contact: Dorothy Pawlowski, Adult Services, 203-438-2282 x1003 dlpawl@ridgefieldlibrary.org


Homebound Delivery Service

Volunteer deliveries of books and other materials to those who are homebound due to short-term or long-term physical or health restrictions. Find out how you can register for this free service.


Special Collections

Large Print Materials

Audiobooks

e-Books
A growing selection of e-books is available through the OverDrive media download service for use on selected devices only.

Print-impaired readers may qualify for LEAP, the Library e-Book Accessibility Project from OverDrive and Bookshare, which provides text-to-speech translation for many e-books.


Assistive Technologies

Adaptable Website
Look for the "Text Size" feature at the top right of every page in this site to adjust the appearance to fit your visual needs.

eBooks
Print-impaired readers may qualify for LEAP, the Library e-Book Accessibility Project from OverDrive and Bookshare, which provides text-to-speech translation for many e-books.

Kurzweil Reader
Ask at the information Desk about using this device that translates written text into spoken words.


Connecticut Volunteer Services for the Blind and Handicapped

The Ridgefield Library is pleased to provide a home for the Ridgefield recording unit of the CVSBH, a non-profit corporation that works with the Connecticut State Library's Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) to record books, pamphlets, and magazines onto cassette tape for those who cannot hold or read printed material. For information on volunteering with the local program, leave your name and contact information at the Library's Circulation Desk. For information on eligibility to receive materials and special playback equipment from the LBPH, contact the Connecticut State Library.


Additional Resources

Books and Other Materials Available at the Library

U.S. Dept. of Justice ADA Homepage - the official government site for information technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the ADA Business Connection

Differing Abilities - See how your workplace measures up, learn about new assistive technologies or take the disability etiquette quiz

United Spinal Association - Check their numerous publications available for download, including Disability Etiquette, Mobility Alternatives: Canes To Wheelchairs, Fire Safety For Wheelchair Users, Understanding The ADA and Accessible Air Travel

 

 

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Sarah Perlman displays one of the Braille book boxes she created.

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