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Libraries and Accessibility

Resources on accessibility, the ADA, and services to persons with disabilities.

Services to Patrons

Sign Language Interpreters

For sign language interpreters, call 2-1-1, or visit and search for “Sign Language Interpretation.” TTY: 800-671-0737.

The Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) will continue to monitor and post a statewide Interpreter Registry. All sign language interpreters working for compensation in Connecticut must satisfy the mandates of established law CT General Statute Sec. 46a-33a, including annual registration with DORS and submission of documented credentials, including certification by a nationally recognized board.

Live captioning of events

In Connecticut, live real-time captioning is available for free through Sprint Relay with at least 48 hours notice. Either the program planner or participant can request the service.

Accessible Print Materials

Formatting guidelines for accessible print materials from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Accessible Language

Developing Services for Patrons with Disabilities

Services to Patrons Books

Universal Design

By integrating concepts of Universal Design into your library, you can ensure that buildings and services can be used by the broadest number of people. Check out these resources:

Accessible Library Design Books

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