READ-Ability Services is here to help you access library materials.

We offer home delivery to eligible patrons, specialized collections for print disabilities, assistive technology, and a range of other services.

Home Delivery Volunteers

READ-Ability Services is looking for volunteers in City Centre, Cloverdale and Newton areas. Home Delivery Volunteers are responsible for delivering library materials to homes and care centres.

Volunteers need to enjoy working with people, have enthusiasm for books and reading, and be able to work cooperatively and respectfully with seniors and persons with special needs.

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We work with you to meet your needs through specialized collections for print disabilities and equipment.

Books, media & equipment:

Assistive Technology Station with:

  • JAWS screen reading software
  • Kurzweil 3000 optical character recognition software (transfer print items to computer readable script)
  • ZoomText magnifier and reader
  • Large print keyboard
  • Touch screen monitor

Assistive Technology Stations are also available at Guildford and Semiahmoo

 

What is a print disability?

A print disability is a disability that stops a person from reading print in its original format including:

  • serious to complete sight impairment
  • the inability to hold or manipulate a book
  • an impairment relating to comprehension

Not sure if you qualify? Ask us.

Regular Hours  
Monday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Holiday closures