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ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

The Alexandria Library seeks to provide all patrons with a welcoming, productive, and safe environment. We offer equipment and services that help to provide equitable access to our collections and branches.

 

TRANSLATION

LANGUAGE LINE
Connect to an interpreter in over 200 languages, including ASL, to assist you in communicating with library staff.  Please see staff at the information desk at your local branch. (Interprete / ተርጓሚ / مترجم )

 

SIGN INTERPRETATION OF LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Signing is available at all library sponsored programs for hearing impaired patrons if five days notice is given. Call 703-746-1760. TTY Line: 703-746-1790.

 

 

PRINT & VIDEO

HOME DELIVERY of library materials to those Alexandria residents who are unable to visit the library. Call 703-746-1702x8.

TALKING BOOK SERVICE is a free service provided through Library of Congress for the blind, physically or visually impaired or learning disabled. For an application to join this service and for more information call 703-746-1760.

LARGE PRINT, AUDIOBOOKS, and EAUDIOBOOKS are provided for those with low vision or blindness.

CLOSED CAPTIONED videos are provided for those individuals with hearing impairment.

MORE RESOURCES

Teaching developmentally disabled children Learning disabilities and ADHD : a family guide to living and learning together Learning disabilities, A to Z : a complete guide to learning disabilities from preschool to adulthood Accessible gardening for people with physical disabilities One-third nerd Down syndrome parenting 101

 

DATABASES

 

WEBSITES

ACPD
Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities.  Its mission is "to promote the rights of persons with disabilities by advocating for equality, dignity and independence through advising the community and advancing public awareness."

Alexandria City Services
Available to residents with a diagnosis of developmental disability.  Person centered services are available to residents of the City of Alexandria with a diagnosis of developmental disability. 

ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act.  Get information and technical assistance on the American with Disabilities Act.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day
Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is the 3rd Thursday each May, and promotes digital accessibility and inclusion for people with all disabilities.

U.S. Department of Labor
Disability resources and information to promote an inclusive workforce.

Disability History Association
Non-profit organization the promotes the study of disabilities throughout history.

 

Upcoming Events
Fri, Oct 21, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room

Fri, Dec 16, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room

Last updated: May 2021