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ADA Resources

Shasta Public Libraries has many ADA resources:

Broadband Videophone

Free broadband videophone service for the deaf and hard-of-hearing at the Redding Library.

We are furnished with a Sorenson VP-200, and serviced with Sorenson Video Relay Service (VRS).

  • The library's videophone can dial out to the Sorenson Video Relay Services or any person with a compatible broadband videophone.
  • The library does not accept incoming calls.
  • For more information regarding the use of the broadband videophone service, please ask any of the staff in the Redding branch and they will be glad to help you.

Sorenson Video Relay Service (VRS) is a free service for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community that enables anyone to conduct video relay calls with family, friends, or business associates through a certified ASL interpreter via a high-speed Internet connection and a video relay solution (or VRS call option).

Xerox Document Enlarger

The Redding branch has 2 document enlargers which can be used to view documents, books, etc, at a larger size.

ADA Accessible Computer

The Redding branch offers a computer furnished with ADA accessible hardware and loaded with ADA accessible software for patrons with upper extremity and visual disabilities. This computer is offered free of charge, however, each patron must be familiar with the particular software and hardware they wish to use prior to using the equipment. Shasta Public Libraries does not provide instructional use for applications.

Software:

  • ZoomText v9.1 Magnifier
    Good for: low-vision users and users who have difficulty with contrasts.
  • WordQ v2
    Good for: users with learning disabilities (e.g., dysgraphia, dyslexia, etc.)
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking Preferred v9
    Good for: users who have an upper-extremity disability (e.g., RSI, arthritis, amputees, cerebral palsy, etc.)
  • Window Eyes v6.1
    Good for: users who are blind.

Hardware:

  • ZoomText Large-Print Keyboard
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking headset microphone
  • Headphones

Library Services for People with Print Disabilities (Braille and Talking Book)

Providing free Braille and audio books, magazines and playback equipment to all eligible Californians unable to read standard print. Find your local braille and talking book library and sign up for free library service.

Provided by California's Library Services for People with Print Dissabilites, in association with the Library of Congress.