What accommodations can the Library offer if I have a physical impairment and need to use a computer?

A computer workstation that meets standards established by the Americans with Disabilities Act is available for use in the Computer Lab at the Main Library facility of the Vigo County Public Library. The primary purpose of the computer workstation is to meet the technology needs of patrons with visual and physical impairments and patrons with learning disabilities. The use of the workstation is limited to those patrons with disabilities and to individuals who work with or for individuals with disabilities. The workstation is equipped with the following hardware and software:

  • 21” monitor
  • text and graphical scanner
  • headphones
  • screen magnification software
  • voice recognition software
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • HandsOFF
  • Kurzweil 1000 and 3000
  • Jaws 3.3
  • ZoomText Xtra 7.0
  • Internet Access
  • Microsoft Office Suite software products

Patrons who wish to use the workstation are encouraged to make appointments for use of the workstation by contacting Community Connections at 812–232–1116. Appointments will eliminate time conflicts among users and will ensure that a qualified staff member is present to assist patrons with use of the workstation. A Computer Lab Attendant will be available to assist users with basic questions regarding the use of the hardware and software, however, detailed individualized instruction is limited.

Hardware and software demonstrations are available for interested patrons, groups, and staff upon request.

I have a service dog, but I have heard that pets are not allowed in the Library. What can I do?

The Vigo County Public Library will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. Individuals with service animals are welcome, even where pets are generally prohibited.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity, should contact Bonnie McNair, Public Services Coordinator, and/or Brittany Michaels, Community Connections Coordinator, at 812-232-1113, Vigo County Public Library, One Library Square, Terre Haute, IN. 47807.