Accessibility

Seymour Library provides services and resources for people with disabilities.

Browsing assistance

Patrons who need assistance accessing the collection due to a disability may ask staff for one-on-one assistance. The library offers a concierge service during the week. Staff working at the main desk or Children’s Room are also willing to assist at any time during our hours of operation.

Blindness & Low vision

Sapphire & Topaz magnifier

The SAPPHIRE is a portable magnifier that may be borrowed from the library for use at home or on the go. The TOPAZ is  a desktop magnifier that can be used to read the newspaper or books within the library. Please ask library staff for assistance.

MAGic & Large print keyboard

MAGic is a screen magnification program with speech and is available on our accessible library computer. We also provide a large print keyboard for low-vision assistance.

Large Type collection

Seymour Library offers a wide selection of large type books.

Audiobooks

Seymour Library offers a large collection of audiobooks. Audiobooks can also be downloaded from OverDrive or RBDigital.

eBooks

eBooks are available through OverDrive and RBDigital. eBooks allow you to adjust the font size and style, as well as the text and background colors and are easy to access.

Magnifying glass

The library provides magnifying glasses at the main desk for patrons to use within the library.

Services available through the Finger Lakes Library System

Large print books

A collection of books printed in 14pt or larger type. There are over 15,000 titles available through the Finger Lakes Library System.

Audiobooks

The Finger Lakes Library System offers a collection of more than 9,000 titles of audiobooks on CD.

Playaways

Playaways, handheld, all-in-one audiobooks, are also available for loan through the Finger Lakes Library System and are very easy to use. Plug in your headphones and press play.

eContent

eBooks are a great option for many people who simply need an adjustable type (font) size or a lighter item to hold. You can read eBooks on an eReader device or computer. eAudiobooks are also available to use with a computer, mp3 player or smartphone. eMagazines are also available through Zinio. Visit our eLibrary page for more information.

Fully-accessible eBooks

The LEAP program gives qualified patrons free access to the Bookshare collection, which provides books in fully accessible DAISY format. www.bookshare.org/cms

Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL)

Talking Book and Braille Library lends audiobooks for free to people who have difficulty using printed materials due to medical reasons. The audiobook cartridges are sent through the mail from the New York State Library in Albany. Shipping is always free both ways!

Audiobooks titles can also be downloaded instantly from their online library, Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD). TBBL provides a free player to each patron and you can transfer electronic BARD files to a variety of devices. Braille items are also available by mail.

To sign up, the Finger Lakes Library System can provide an application and player locally, or you can contact TBBL directly:

Finger Lakes Library System: (800) 909.3557 ext. 236 or (607) 319.5613

TBBL: (800) 342.3688

Additional options for finding accessible media

Open Library

Over one million books in accessible DAISY format are available for people with print disabilities to download.

Tiflolibros

A free digital library of Spanish materials for people who cannot use print materials.

The Described and Captioned Media Program

This program loans captioned ad described K-12 educational media to people who are visually impaired or deaf. Members can play videos online or request DVDs by mail.

For additional information and helpful links