Program Accommodation Requests
Here at HCPL, we want everyone who visits our libraries to feel empowered to get the most out of the library experience. Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant. Accommodations can be requested in advance by contacting the library or by using the form below.
- Please complete the form at least three (3) business days before the program to notify the branch of your request.
- If you are requesting an ASL interpreter, complete the form at least fourteen (14) business days prior to the program.
- Please call the branch if you need assistance completing this form.
- We will make every reasonable effort to fulfill your request. We may contact you to discuss your request.
- Your information will be kept confidential, and only shared with necessary personnel.
Available for use in the library
Designed for people with neurocognitive needs, Comfort Kits can help when the library is just a little too much to handle. They are available for in-library use. Ask to checkout a comfort kit at the Circulation Desk.
Comfort Kits include:
Book of calming techniques
Book List for additional reading for children and adults
Additional calming resources
Pop-up Pod (Comforting tent) is a one-person standing/sitting tent is available during programs for patrons who feel overstimulated by the environment. The Pop-up Pod can also be requested in advance using the Program Accommodation Form for indoor library programs. (Watch Pop-up Pod Video).
Helping you see more at your library, Vision Kits are available for in-library use. Ask to check out a comfort kit at the Circulation Desk.
Low-vision keyboard - larger than standard keyboards and brightly colored to help patrons with vision or dexterity issues.
Screen reader software - NV Digital Access software translates on-screen information into speech which can be heard through earphones on library computers. (How to install NV Digital Access Software).
Magnifying glass - a handheld device for enlarging pictures or specific text.
2x MagnaPage - enlarges full page of text and images
Highlight reading strips - this colored plastic strip is placed over text. Many people with dyslexia find that it helps distinguish sentences on the page and makes it easier to track words.