St. Mary’s County Library makes every effort to make events and programs accessible and inclusive.
When possible, we will do the following to make events and programs accessible and inclusive:
- Use microphones for presenters when group sizes are larger than 15.
- If taking questions or comments from the audience, provide a handheld microphone or have a presenter with a microphone repeat what was said.
- When showing video or other media which includes audio content, use captions, subtitles, or auto transcription if at all possible.
- At the beginning of an event or program, set expectations and state the expected order of events, verbally and/or visually.
- Provide warning before anticipated loud noises or other potential triggers for sensory sensitivity.
- Always use pre-packaged or commercially-prepared food. Information about any food and drink will be provided upon advanced request.
Each branch has one workstation that provides assistive technology to citizens of Maryland protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These workstations have electric height-adjustable tables with computers, 27 inch monitors, special keyboards, JAWS® screen reader software, MAGic® screen enlarging software, and an Optelec® CCTV that has Optical Character Reading (OCR) capabilities that will read aloud any print text. Funding for these workstations was provided through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
St. Mary’s County Library is committed to making this website usable and accessible by everyone. We have made several improvements to our website to accomplish this goal and we are continually striving to improve the experience for our visitors. Every reasonable effort will be made to ensure that the pages of the library’s website are accessible and will continue to be accessible in accordance with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998.
Third Party Accessibility Statements
- Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database
- EBSCO Interfaces
- Gale’s Electronic Product Accessibility Policy
- LinkedIn Learning
- Mango Languages