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Services for the Visually Impaired

​The Dakota County Library provides resources that enhance the accessibility for all users. Below are services offered to residents who are visually impaired.

Audio Books
Audio books are available on CD, Playaway and other downloadable formats. They are available for checkout at all buildings. They are listed in the catalog, search audiobooks as well as by title and author. See the lists of new audiobooks in the “New Materials” section of the catalog. Find out more about audio books.

Described Videos
These videos include a verbal description of the setting and action. Descriptive Video Service (DVS) video titles are listed in the library catalog, search video recordings for people with visual disabilities.

Large Print Materials
Materials in larger type face are available in fiction and nonfiction books and magazines. These are listed in the library catalog, search large print books as well as by author and title.

Magnification Devices

  • Ease of access software is loaded on all public Internet terminals.
  • Magnifying glasses are available at all buildings.


Library Website
The Dakota County Library website is designed to reduce barriers for those who rely on screen readers.

Last updated: 7/5/2013 5:46 AM