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Library Accessibility Services

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The Accessibility Services Department implements inclusive programs and services that are considerate of the needs of patrons living with mental, physical, and developmental disabilities. Additionally, we assist patrons in connecting to state and local resources beneficial to their individual needs.

Events

Improv-4-Anxiety -- Wednesday, February 14, 6 pm

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Want to learn a fun way to combat social anxiety? Join us for our Improv-4-Anxiety program! Together, we will laugh our way through theatre improv games & use the power of comedy to learn new skills. 

Improvisation helps individuals connect, learn social and emotional cues, and build confidence for various situations such as job interviews, public speaking, and reading aloud. It sets a foundation to conquer fears and develop necessary skills to be successful in school, the work place, and in daily life.

All abilities are welcome in this sensory-friendly space! Ages 16 + Registration is not required but is strongly encouraged.

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Sensory Book Bundles now available for checkout.
Sensory Book Bundles

Sensory Book Bundles are now available for checkout! Each kit includes 5 preschool-aged sensory books with a mini set of activities that target fine motor skills and information for parents and caregivers about other useful resources.

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Books By Mail

Books By Mail is a free service that provides library materials to Cobb County residents who are unable to visit the library because of a physical disability, long-term illness, and/or lack of transportation. Get started here!

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GLS Launches a New Website

Our friends at Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled have launched a new, more accessible website! Click here to visit.

Materials and Equipment Available for In-Branch Use

Listed below are accessible materials and equipment available at our libraries.

Switzer Library Other CCPL Locations All CCPL Locations
  • C-Pen Exam Reader (text to speech)
  • Magnilink Reader (text to speech)
  • Merlin Magnifying Reader
  • Freedom Scientific magnifier
  • iPads and tablets with accessible games and apps
  • iOS accessibility features with iMACs
  • Merlin Magnifying Reader
  • Windows 10 accessibility features on all public PCs
  • Large Print and Audiobooks
  • Sensory board books
  • Information and applications to participate in the Georgia Library Service (GLS) for the Blind and Print Disabled

 

Local and State Resources

Cobb County Paratransit Services

Paratransit service is an ADA, shared-ride service for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities who are unable to access the local fixed-route bus. 

Georgia Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

GCDHH’s mission is to provide support, technology, education, communication, and employment services to Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deafened, Deaf-Blind and non-verbal individuals and their families in Georgia.

Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled

Accessible reading materials for those unable to read standard print due to a disability. Accessible technology, e-books, large print, free talking book players and telephone books clubs. Staff is able to certify applications!

Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities

GCDD's mission is to bring about social and policy changes that promote opportunities for the wide spectrum of diverse people/persons with developmental disabilities and their families to live, learn, work, play, and worship in their communities.

Georgia Radio Reading Service (GaRRS)

Stream local and national newspapers, books, magazines and events. Free and available 24/7 online, on the app, radio or telephone.

Georgia Relay

Georgia Relay is a free public service provided by the State of Georgia to make communicating by telephone easy, accessible, and reliable for everyone, including people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or have difficulty speaking.

Georgia Tech Assistive Technology and Environmental Access

Services for individuals with disabilities include on-demand braille services, e-text in accessible formats, captioning and described audio and assistive technology solutions. 

National Federation of the Blind Newsline

Free audio news service for anyone who is blind, low-vision or deafblind. Access more than 500 publications, job listings and emergency weather alerts. 

The Tommy Nobis Center

Job training and employment assistance for people with disabilities. Hands-on training, technical skills and career support.