Accessible Workstations are public access computers designed to provide online access for individuals who may be visually impaired or have disabilities that affect mobility/dexterity.
Each station includes special assistive software and hardware such as:
- Zoom Text large print keyboard with Reader software
- Special pointing devices available on request (ex. trackballs, touchpads)
An accessible Workstation is located at the following Marin County Free Library branches:
- Civic Center Library
- Corte Madera Library
- Fairfax Library
- Marin City Library
- Novato Library
- Point Reyes Library
- South Novato Library
Session lengths on Accessible Workstations at branches may vary (30/60 minutes) and may only be extended by staff. Non-qualified patrons will not be permitted to extend time beyond the designated length.
Anyone may use an available Accessible Workstation but patrons with a verified disability qualify for special privileges such as reservations by phone and next-session priority for drop-in use.
To qualify for Accessible Workstation privileges, a patron must:
- Have a current MARINet library card
- An Approved Application for Adaptive Computer Station, opens a new window which requires proof of disability (ex. such as disabled parking placard, disabled transit pass, a letter on official letterhead from a doctor, social worker, registered nurse, psychologist; a letter on official letterhead from a learning disabilities, rehabilitation or special education teacher).
Application will be approved by the Branch Manager. Patrons who qualify may reserve the ADA workstation by phoning the library branch information desk during open hours.
When not in use by ADA qualified patrons, these workstations may be used by others.