Computer hardware and software for people with vision loss and mobility and learning challenges is available at:
Trackball mouse and hydraulic table
JAWS computer screen reader
Kurzweil 1000 print to speech conversion
ZoomText text magnifier and reader
Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech-recognition software for persons with mobility challenges
Kurzweil 3000 to assist students with reading, writing, and learning challenges
Building and Event Accomodations
All Saint Paul Public Libraries are accessible.
If you need an accommodation in order to attend a library class or event please contact the manager at the library where the class or event is being held or contact the City Accommodation Coordinator at ADACoordinator@ci.stpaul.mn.us at least 7 days before the event.
Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL) welcomes service animals in all of its facilities. SPPL recognizes that service animals assist people with disabilities to deal with the effects of their disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a service animal as "dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities." However, it also states that "the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship does not constitute work or tasks for the purposes of this definition." Service animals are working animals, not pets. Under ADA regulations, staff may ask if an animal is required because of a disability; they can also ask what work or tasks the animal has been trained to perform.