The Dakota County Library provides resources that enhance the accessibility for all users. Below are services offered to residents who are hearing impaired.
Closed-captioned videos on VHS and DVD
When used with a closed-caption decoder, these videos display dialogue and narration on the screen. They are listed in the library catalog, search video recordings for the hearing impaired as well as by title.
Sign language interpreters
When requested in advance, the library will provide a sign language interpreter for library programs for either children or adults.
To request a sign language interpreter, email Renee Grassi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Galaxie Library social narrative
Galaxie Library's Going to the Library Social Narrative helps explain what to expect during a visit to the Galaxie Library. Copies are also available at the service desk or in the Galaxie Library calming space.
Calming space at Galaxie Library
Galaxie Library's calming space is specially designed for individuals who need a comforting space to regulate while at the Library, especially those with autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing differences, or other disability. The space is equipped with a Calming Space Guide to use the calming space and tools and manipulatives. Read the Calming Space Social Narrative to learn what to expect while using Galaxie Library's calming space.