Visually Impaired

The following resources are available to the blind and visually-impaired members of the Heights Libraries community. Services are free and accessible to anyone in the community.

We offer a large-print collection at each of our branches for our visually impaired patrons. Each branch also has a large screen PC with ZoomText software. Ask a librarian if you cannot locate these items.

Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled (OLBPD)
Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled (OLBPD) is part of the Cleveland Public Library, but resources are open to all.

You can also find large-print items in the CLEVNET catalog.

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Resources at the Coventry Village Branch

The following resources are available to the deaf and hard-of-hearing members of the Heights Libraries community at our Coventry Village branch. Services are free and accessible to anyone in the community:

Online Deaf Resource Page

Our website features a special deaf resources page that includes links to online magazines, area events, language resources, employment and education resources, and organizations serving the deaf community.

Materials

The library provides DVDs, videos, CDs, and magazines for and about the deaf community. The collection includes resources on culture, language, education, and the history of deaf people.

Programs

The Coventry Village branch provides a variety of programs for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, including the American Sign Language film series, American Sign Language basics presented by Cleveland SignStage Theatre, and the Deaf Gathering social hour.