Accessibility at the Baldwin Library

The Baldwin Library believes in providing comfortable, accessible and welcoming spaces where the community can connect, access library resources, and share their stories.  The Baldwin Borough Public Library is fully ADA compliant and offers assistive technology.

Building Accessibility

The Baldwin Borough Public Library is located in the Wallace Building which is owned and operated by the Baldwin Whitehall School District.  The Library and building are fully handicap accessible. There are two designated handicap parking spaces and a ramp that leads into the front entrance. The Library and all its programming is on the first floor. Restrooms can be reached via a graded ramp and handicap stalls are available,

Assistive Technology and Materials

All of our computers have Microsoft’s Ease of Access Center and come equipped with JAWS (for vision impairment), MAGIC 13.1 (Screen Magnifier with speech) and FS Reader, a computer screen reader.   The Ease of Access Center enables users to set screen contrasts and make adjustments to the keyboard and mouse settings in order to make them easier to use.

The Library also provides large print and audio materials and has an affiliated relationship with the Library for The Blind and Physically Handicapped. Pennsylvania residents who are unable to read standard sized newsprint, unable to hold a book or turn pages, or who have a physically-based reading disability may be eligible for services through Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH). Please call 1.800.242.0586.

For information about accessibility please contact Jenny Worley, Director at 412-885-2255.

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