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Accessibility at APLD

The Aurora Public Library District strives in providing access to all of its materials and services to every individual. Below is a list of ways APLD can provide accommodations for people to make our spaces and services less disabling.  For additional requests or suggestions please contact us here.

Accessibility Accommodation Request

If you need an accommodations in order to participate in the library’s programs and activities please make your request to the library 10 days in advance. Feel free to call 630-264-4117, chat us, reach out via social media or complete the form below. 

Resources for People with Hearing Disabilities

  • A sign language interpreter for programs and events is made available to you free of charge whenever possible.  Fill out the Accessibility Accommodation Request form ten business days in advance to request a sign language interpreter.
  • Online application process to obtain a library card
  • Library events on Zoom include live captions.  Learn about enabling live captions in this how-to guide.

Resources for People with Visual Disabilities

  • Font size and contrast options are available for our website. Click "Accessibility" at the bottom of the website for options.
  • Large-type books
  • A Digital Collection with e-books, audiobooks, movies and music 
  • Books on CD
  • Screen reading and zoom software installed on public PCs.
    • Narrator – is a screen reader that describes what’s on the screen.
    • Display and vision – allows customization for cursor, text, color etc.
    • Live captions – catch every word from any audio with live captions. 
    • Voice access: Command and Control PC with your voice 
  • Readlong Books for children called Vox books

Resources for People with Mobility Disabilities

Resources for Neurodiverse People

  • Sensory kits available at all children's departments including fidget toys and sound proof headphones. 
  • Take a digital tour of our locations so you can feel prepared for your visit
  • A quiet room is available at the Eola Road Branch and private study rooms can be reserved at all locations. 

Additional Resources

The Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS) provides audio and braille library service via mail or digital download to any Illinois resident who is unable to read standard print material due to a permanent or temporary visual or physical disability.  It is available through the Illinois State Library.

Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) makes available books and magazines from the vast NLS collection selected on the basis of their appeal across a wide range of interests. More than 115,000 audio and braille fiction and nonfiction titles are available, including some in languages other than English. Issues of more than ninety magazine titles are also available. NLS adds new titles regularly, including specially acquired music scores and music appreciation books.  More information can be found at the Library of Congress website.