Services for Persons with Disabilities

Homebound Visits are free home delivery of library materials to those Alexandria residents who are unable to visit the library. Call 703-746-1702x8.


Talking Book Service is a free service provided through Library of Congress for the blind, physically or visually impaired or learning disabled. For an application to join this service and for more information call 703-746-1760.


Adaptive equipment is available at Beatley Central Library only. Call 703-746-1760 for more information.


Aladdin CCTV
The user places script on a platform and it is magnified on a screen in front of them. It helps when viewing photographs, personal mail, balancing a checkbook or reading a book. This can be done in color or black & white.


Kurzweil Personal Reader 
An optical scanner that reads typeset or typewritten text and turns it into speech. It can read single typed sheets or bound books and magazines.


Screen reader software offers screen reading capability to blind or visually impaired computer users allowing them to access education and job related applications for browsing the web, or reading or writing e-mail messages.


Window Eyes
A screen reading program which allows access to Microsoft Windows and compatible applications through synthesized speech output.


Adaptive software designed specifically to meet the needs of the visually impaired with screen magnification and screen reading technology which provides complete access to all Microsoft Windows applications.


Services for Hearing Impaired
TTY Phone Line: 703-746-1790


Sign Interpretation
Signing is available at all library sponsored programs for hearing impaired patrons if five days notice is given. Call 703-746-1760.