- About the Library
- 24 November 2014
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The Municipality of Meaford is committed to providing quality goods and services which are accessible to all persons we serve.
The Library will not charge support workers accompanying persons with disabilities for admission to any Library event but should notify the Library in advance of their attendance at any event. This policy falls under "The Municipality of Meaford Accessible Customer Service Standard Policy" as of January 1, 2010.
The building has a wheelchair ramp with automatic door for easy entry to the main floor only.
We provide a computer workstation with large monitor, large track ball mouse, large print keyboard, and international language flash drive that verbally translates what is on the screen.
Collections for People with Disabilities:
1. Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) Member Services
Love to read but have difficulty reading print? If you or someone you know has trouble reading print because of a visual, physical or learning disability, a partnership between Meaford Library and CELA offers lots of other ways to read. Meaford Library is a proud member of the Partners Program with CELA. Through this Program we provide free access to:
- CELA's circulating collection as well as the Library's own collection of Daisy audiobooks.
- The CELA Digital Library which also includes magazines.
- Access to a Victor Stratus Daisy reader
To register with CELA:
fill in the online form at https://signup.celalibrary.ca/
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Large Print Books:
The Library offers large print books including many bestsellers, new large print items arrive weekly.
3. Audiovisual Materials
The Library provides books on CD, and Daisy books for the visually impaired. We also offer from our e-Library section, free e-audio books, that are downloadable to your computer from OverDrive and NetLibrary, and can be transferred to an MP3 player, mobile device or burned to CDs. TumbleBookCloud and TumbleBooks feature adjustable on-line text and audio narration and can be read using adaptive computer speech programs. Most of our DVD movies are close-captioned for persons with a hearing disability. Text descriptions of the dialogue, music and sound effects appear on screen.
Meaford Library also provided urban residents free home book delivery of library materials.