Inclusive Services

Equipment and Tools to Use at EPL

Assistive Software and Equipment

  • Magnilink Zip CCTV enlarges print in HD
  • Magnifiers (hand-held and tabletop) for in-library use
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • Large type keyboard
  • Jaws for Windows
  • Computer Desktop Magnifiers
  • Boardmaker for Windows
  • Assistive iPads: Contact the Inclusive Services Librarian to reserve an assistive iPad. You can also call (630) 279-8696

Adaptive Resources

  • Noise-reducing headphones
  • Assistive listening device (Welcome Desk)
  • Desktop CCTV to enlarge print
  • Laptops preloaded with assistive software
  • Chrome assistive extensions on all public computers
  • Wheelchair and wheeled hand cart (Ask at the Checkout Desk)
  • Sensory: Weighted blankets, sensory fidgets, and adaptive toys. Located on the 2nd floor (near the computers), at the Kid’s Help Desk, and toy sections near the Alphabet Tree.

Assistive Book Kits

New! Assistive Kits are available for checkout and use in the Library. Each themed kit contains a storybook and includes:

  • recordable phrase buttons
  • vocabulary and communication sheets
  • alternative page turners
  • tactile elements with the pages of the book
  • manipulatives relating to the story such as puppets, toys, or props

Adaptive Needs Kit

We want kids of all abilities to be comfortable visiting our Kids’ Library. To help, we’ve developed an Adaptive Needs Kit for children who might need extra assistance navigating through a Library visit. Adaptive Needs Kits are available at the Kids’ Help Desk. Just ask! Each kit contains a social story book about visiting the Library, a customizable visual schedule board, and behavior cue card set.

These materials have been made possible in partnership with Community Inclusion Consulting, LLC and Laura Brown, MEd. Printing of these materials is for personal use only.


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