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.
Homebound Delivery Service
The Library offers volunteer deliveries of books and other materials to those who are homebound due to short-term or long-term physical or health restrictions.
Visit Homebound Delivery for more information
Large Print Materials
Our large print collection includes new titles from bestselling authors, as well as classics, nonfiction, and biography. Large print titles are located in the Bossidy Commons on the Main Level for your convenience.
We have many titles in our audiobook collection.
View the Audiobooks for more information.
A large selection of e-books is available through the OverDrive and Hoopla media download services for use on many portable devices.
View About Downloadables for more information.
Print-impaired readers may qualify for LEAP, from OverDrive and Bookshare, which provides text-to-speech translation for many e-books.
Assistive Listening System
Program rooms on the Lower Level are equipped with an induction loop assistive listening system. Ask a staff person if you wish to take advantage of this technology when attending a program.
Our website is enabled with an Accessibility Menu, located at the top right of the page. Click on the icon to open the full menu. You will be able to customize the site to make it more useable for you, with features including text size, contrast, highlighting links, audio for the page, and more.
Connecticut Volunteer Services for the Blind and Handicapped
The Talking Books Recording Studio, located in the Ridgefield Library, is a corps of local volunteer readers, monitors, and sound editors whose recordings end up as Digital Talking Books that are loaned to blind and physically handicapped patrons by the Connecticut State Library at no charge.
Connecticut Talking Books (CVSBH, Inc.) is an all-volunteer, 501c3 nonprofit organization that produces Digital Talking Books for the State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Talking Books and companion digital players are loaned to eligible patrons for free. For more information about receiving this service, inquire at Adult Services in the Ridgefield Library.
To inquire about volunteering with the CVSBH Ridgefield studio, please Email Sandy.
Click Here for a list of titles on related topics at the Ridgefield Library.
Visit the official government site for information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the ADA Business Connection.
See how your workplace measures up, learn about new assistive technologies, and take the disability etiquette quiz.
Click Here to learn more
Check the United Spinal Website for 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.