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ADA Access Services at Mesa Public Library
- Books can also be retrieved from stacks by library staff on request.
- The library contains a
Large Type collection of fiction, non-fiction and periodicals.
Online Library Catalog
- The Library building and restrooms are wheelchair-accessible.
- The Library Entrance has automatic doors for wheelchair access.
- The Online Catalog, iPac, is available onsite and via our web site.
- Wheelchair-accessible parking spaces are available adjacent to library
at each location.
- ZoomText, a screen magnification program is available on selected public
computer terminals at all Mesa Public Library locations.
ADA Computer Workstations
- JAWS, a screen reading program, is available on selected public computer
terminals at all Mesa Public Library locations.
- It is important to note that while JAWS allows keystroke operation of
the computer and software, the computer cannot be operated based on
Our ADA computer workstations all are Infinity Stations with 19" flat
panel monitors. There are built in speakers, as well as a headphone jack
on the monitor. (Headphones are not provided by the library) The
Infinity Station is ADA compliant and accessible for wheelchair users,
children and adults can all use the same workstation by quickly changing
the work surface and monitor heights. The Flat Panel Monitor Arm has a
large range of movements, the forward position can be beneficial for low
vision applications. ADA compliant workstations are available at each
Talking Book Program
TTY (Teletype Device)
- There is a TTY telephone available for public use at the Main Library on
the second floor. Please go to the Ask Here desk for assistance.
- The Reference Desk at each location may be contacted via teletype
device. The TTY phone numbers are:
- Main Library: (480) 644-2639
- Dobson Ranch Branch: (480) 644-2966
- Red Mountain Branch: (480) 644-2921
Technologies in Arizona Libraries
- Two motorized mobility scooters are available for public use at our Red
Mountain Branch library.
List of Arizona libraries that
provide services and/or equipment such as TDD/TTY, large print
collections, books on tape, wheelchair accessible workstation, CCTV
talking book exchange, screen enlarger, etc.
Arizona Technology Access
Its mission is to increase access to assistive
technology devices and services.
training on Assistive Technology to schools and community organizations.
Southwest Human Development
Information, advocacy, product guidance, and training.
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Blind / Visually Impaired Resources
Arizona Braille and
Talking Book Library
Loans recorded books, magazines, and playing
equipment; provides two telephone-based services: Newsline (news from
selected newspapers), and Jobline (with information drawn from America's
Arizona Center for the Blind and
Provides counseling, mobility instruction,
rehabilitation, social opportunities, and more.
Caregivers - Respite Services
Respite Locator Service - Arizona Listings
Select Arizona from the
Special Help and Respite Exchange
A network of families and friends sharing
services and equipment for those with special healthcare needs.
Deaf / Hard-of-Hearing Resources
Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the
Hard of Hearing
This Arizona state agency is a referral and
information source for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, legislators,
government agencies, businesses, and consumers.
Arizona Relay Service
Acts as a
communication bridge between individuals who have speech or hearing
impairments and users of standard telecommunication devices.
The job opportunity website for persons with disabilities and inclusive
employers. Click “Job Seekers” area for listings.
Jobs can be browsed by category, or searched by job title, description,
Federal website connecting the disability community to information and
opportunities. Click “Employment” on the left-side menu for options.
“Job and Career Planning” section includes online job banks.
Federal site features section for Individuals with Disabilities.
Employment and Rehabilitation Services
Arizona Braille and
Talking Book Library
Provides Jobline, a telephone-based job
announcement service with information drawn from America's Job Bank.
Available to those who cannot read printed material due to a visual or
Arizona Rehabilitation Services
Vocational and independent living rehabilitation,
employment support services.
General Information and Referrals
Arizona Community Action Association
Promotes economic self-sufficiency for low-income people and provides
the People's Information Guide which provides information about
disability services and advocacy assistance resources.
Arizona Self Help
if you qualify for assistance programs such as food stamps, Head Start,
medical assistance and federal housing assistance.
National Dissemination Center for
Children with Disabilities
Services for families, educators,
administrators, journalists, and students. Special focus on
children and youth (birth to age 22).
Community Information & Referral
Assists all Arizonans who need resources to help people with
Mesa Partnership for Children with Special Health Care Needs
organization assisting parents with children with special needs.
Refinance & Mortgage Guide for People with Disabilities
most relevant and essential resources needed to navigate the confusing
processes associated with real estate purchases.
Southwest Human Development (SWHD)
Non-profit organization provides services to children and families
dealing with issues of health, child abuse and neglect, mental health,
poverty, and disabilities.
Valley Special People
Resources for families with special needs children
Independent Living Centers
Arizona Bridge to Independent Living
This organization provides information, training, and support to people
with disabilities who wish to live independently.
Arizona Center for Disability Law
Assists individuals to be free from abuse, neglect, and discrimination,
and to have access to education, health care, jobs, and other services.
Law - Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
How and where to file a
Fair Housing complaint.
Sports / Recreation
ARCH - Arizona Recreation Center for
Programs in Special Olympics training, art, drama,
music, cooking, money management, independent living, adaptive aquatics,
physical fitness, and more.Statistics
Access to Disability
Data: An InfoUse Project
InfoUse is a research firm that specializes
in the development of health, disability and rehabilitation information.
Check their Organizations link to many other statistical data resources.
Center for Disability Information: Disability Tables
from many sources, compiled by state, for the U.S., and the world.
Provided by the West Virginia Research and Training Center, jointly
administered by the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services
and West Virginia University.
U.S. Census Bureau
A brief text-based population overview of
Americans with disabilities.
Census Bureau Data on Disability
This data is drawn from the Survey
of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), the decennial census of
population, and the Current Population Survey (CPS).
Maricopa County - Dial-A-Ride Directory
For senior citizens and
people with disabilities. This site lists phone numbers for all
Dial-A-Ride providers in Maricopa County. See below for Dial-A-Ride
providers that have their own web sites.
Maricopa County - Valley Metro
Fare, route and schedule information. Also find information on local
shuttle service in Tempe, Glendale, and Phoenix. All buses are
wheelchair accessible. TTY
Directories of organizations and agencies with
Arizona Relay Service
Mesa Disability Resources