Accessibility

Visiting Library Service

The Visiting Library Service offers library service to people who are homebound and who have no alternative means of obtaining library materials. On a regular basis, a library volunteer will deliver books and other library materials to those who cannot come to the facility themselves.

If you would like to become a visited customer, please complete and submit an application. Applications should be returned to the Circulation Desk, addressed to the attention of Reccia Mandelcorn, Manager of Community Collaboration, or you may request this service by telephoning the Library at 905-727-9494 ext 230 or by email.

FACILITY - Physical Accessibility

  • There are two spots in the parking lot behind the library for individuals with Accessible Parking permits.
  • Access from the parking lot is at ground level and a ramp leads up to the main entrance of the Library from Yonge Street.
  • Front and back entrances are equipped with automatic doors.
  • There is wheelchair accessible elevator service to both floors.
  • Wheelchair accessible washrooms are located on the first floor off the main lobby as well as on the second floor of the Library.
  • Service animals are welcome.
  • Washrooms on the second floor are gender-neutral.

SERVICES - Adaptive Technology

Adaptive technology is any piece of equipment that eliminates or diminishes barriers to information and maximizes independence and full citizenship. The following adaptive technology is available to the public on the first floor of the Library. Assistance with this technology is provided through Adult Information Services.

JAWS (Job Access with Speech) JAWS is screen reading software for people who are visually impaired. It conveys information on the screen via speech. 
ZoomText Screen Magnifier ZoomText enlarges everything on the computer up to 36 times its normal size. It can change the screen colour scheme and the pointer size for better visibility.
Kurzweil 1000 Kurzweil 1000 is scanning, writing, and reading software for use by people who are blind or visually impaired. It works with a flatbed scanner to allow scanned-in text to be converted to speech and read back to the user.
Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA)

Centre for Equitable Access (CELA) is a national non-profit organization established by Canadian public libraries to provide alternate format collections to library users with print disabilities. A print disability can be a learning disability, a physical disability or a visual disability.

 

If you self-identify as requiring this service, then you are eligible for CELA registration.

 

CELA offers a broad choice of formats including audio, braille, e-text and described video. Users enjoy access to a growing collection of over 230,000 alternate format items including books, magazines, newspapers and described videos that include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children's, young adult, business, self-help and more.

 

CELA sends borrowed items directly to your home and you simply return them via a Canada Post mailbox free-of-charge. Registrants require an Aurora Public Library card, followed by CELA registration.

Please contact us by email or by telephone at 905-727-9494 x275 to register for this collection.

 

You may also register yourself using the new CELA self-registration form.

 

 

 

Aurora Public Library encourages feedback from individuals to help us improve our services. 

Accessible Customer Service Feedback Form