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.
Check out sensory-friendly events designed to make the holiday season enjoyable for all! Also, remember that you can enjoy the events at the Center for Puppetry Arts by checking out a pass at your local Cobb County library!
Materials and Equipment Available for In-Branch Use
Listed below are accessible materials and equipment available at our libraries.
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Local and State Resources
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
Services for individuals with disabilities include on-demand braille services, e-text in accessible formats, captioning and described audio and assistive technology solutions.
Free audio news service for anyone who is blind, low-vision or deafblind. Access more than 500 publications, job listings and emergency weather alerts.
Job training and employment assistance for people with disabilities. Hands-on training, technical skills and career support.
July is Disability Pride Month! This annual observance is used to promote visibility and mainstream awareness of the positive pride felt by people with disabilities by celebrating disability culture and the unique experiences of people with differing abilities and the contributions that they offer society. We've compiled a booklist featuring stories with disabled characters.
Podcasts for Understanding Autism
- Autism in Black
- TILT Parenting
- Inclusive Education Project
- The Autism Helper
- AT Parenting Survival Podcast
- 5 Minute Solutions-Your Anxious Child
- In It: Raising Kids Who Learn and Think Differently
Mental Health Podcasts
- The Anxiety Podcast
- The Anxiety Coaches Podcast
- Bryony Gordon’s Mad World
- Checking In with Michelle Williams
- The Happiness Lab
- The Hilarious World of Depression
- Latinx Therapy
- The Lavender Lifestyle
- Mental-The Podcast to Destigmatize Mental Health
- Mental Illness Happy Hour
- Stories of Stigma
- The Struggle Bus Podcast
- The Trauma Therapist Podcast
- Therapy for Black Girls
- Terrible, Thanks for Asking with Nora McInerny