Accessibility

Josephine Community Library is committed to serving the information needs of everyone in our community on an equitable basis. We strive to reflect the diversity of our patrons in our collections, services, and programming and to provide services that are inclusive of a wide variety of interests, abilities, and learning styles.

The library district complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination, on the basis of disability. This statute applies to all the library’s activities, services, and programs. This page outlines some of the ways that the library strives to make our programs and services accessible. If you or someone you know needs additional accommodations or information about accessibility, please contact us at info@josephinelibrary.org.

Website access

This website conforms to Title III of the Website Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA, a standard developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (WC3)’s Web Accessibility Initiative. Following these guidelines, this website is designed to be perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust enough to serve patrons with a broad spectrum of abilities. The quality assurance process for the site includes tests for people with limited mobility, vision/hearing impairments, and literacy, as well as economic disparity and language barriers.

Building access

Grants Pass: This library branch is a single-story ADA-compliant building. The entrances are equipped with push-button automatic openers. Two ADA-compliant non-gendered restrooms are available. Accessible parking spaces are designated in both parking lots.

Illinois Valley: This library branch is a single-story ADA-compliant building. The entrance is equipped with a push-button automatic opener. One ADA-compliant non-gendered restroom is available. Accessible parking space is designated in the parking lot.

Wolf Creek: This library branch is a single-story ADA-compliant building. The entrances are equipped with push-button automatic openers. Two ADA-compliant gender-specific restrooms are available. Accessible parking space is designated in the parking lot.

Williams: This library branch is a single-story building. The front entrance features a ramp with handrails. No restroom is available. 

Assistive technology

  • Text Magnifier – available at Grants Pass and Illinois Valley branches
  • Page magnifiers are available for checkout through the Library of Things
  • NVDA screen reading software is installed on one public computer at the Grants Pass Branch.

Library services

Large Print: The library maintains a large collection of large print books. Most large print books are housed at the Grants Pass branch but can be accessed at any branch by placing a hold request through the online catalog. 

Ebooks and Audiobooks: The library maintains a collection of audiobooks on compact disc. These can be found at all branches or by searching the catalog. Ebooks and audiobooks are available through OverDrive. The font size on OverDrive ebooks can be adjusted to improve legibility. Follow this link to learn how.

Talking Book and Braille Library: The Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library promotes and fosters the joy of reading and lifelong learning for Oregonians who are print-disabled. Follow this link to learn more.