Creating Access for Everyone
Users with Special Needs
The Jefferson Hills Public Library provides several resources for users with special needs. If you need further assistance or accommodations, please contact the library at 412-655-7741.
The Jefferson Hills Public Library’s building is ADA compliant and has automatic door openers, an elevator, and ample space for wheelchairs to navigate the library space.
Books on CD
The library has a large selection of books on CD in both fiction and nonfiction titles.
Playaway devices are pre-loaded with audiobooks that you can listen to anywhere—no CD player or internet connection required. The device’s universal audio jack is compatible with any AUX cords, meaning you can connect the device to headphones or your car speakers and listen on the go. Simple navigation buttons make it easy to play, pause, skip, fast forward, or rewind.
Through Overdrive, users can check out and download electronic audiobooks to listen to on their computers or mobile devices. An internet connection or cell phone data plan is required to download an eAudiobook, but once the title is downloaded to the device it will play without an internet or cell connection.
The library provides a large print selection of popular titles. Additionally, users that prefer eBooks can increase the font size in Overdrive’s Libby app to make reading easier.
Large Print Books
Increasing font size in Libby
In a book, tap the center of the screen, then . From there, drag the “Text scale” slider to change the size of the text.
For a wider range of text sizes, toggle Include accessibility sizes on.
For more information about accessibility and eBooks, visit the Overdrive website.
Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians (LAMP) is a free braille and accessible media service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents reading or holding a book. Persons with a reading disability, such as dyslexia, may also qualify for this free program.
LAMP offers a large selection of digital audiobooks, braille books and downloads, digital magazines, large print books, tactile and braille early literacy kits, and audio described DVDs.
The Jefferson Hills Public Library Director can certify eligibility for any individual who could benefit from accessible media. To apply for the program, complete the application form and return it to the library.
For more information about the Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians, visit mylamp.org.