Howell Carnegie District Library is dedicated to providing an inclusive and accessible environment for all members of our community. We prioritize accommodating diverse needs by offering a range of services, resources, and facilities that support everyone in their quest for knowledge, growth, and community engagement. We continually strive to enhance our accessibility initiatives and welcome your feedback to better serve you.

Web Accessibility Policy

Recite Me Web Accessibility and Language Toolbar

Launch Recite Me Button ImageRecite Me is an web accessibility tool that lets visitors view and use our website in a way that works best for them. Open the Recite Me Accessibility Toolbar by clicking on the “Launch Recite Me” button on the bottom right corner of your computer or phone screen. After clicking on the “Launch Recite Me” button, the Recite Me toolbar opens and displays a range of different options for customizing the way the website looks and ways you can interact with the content.

The Recite Me toolbar can be used to:

  • Read website text aloud (including PDFs)

  • Download the text as an MP3 file to play it where and when it suits you

  • Change font sizes and colors

  • Customize background-color

  • Translate text into more than 100 different languages

  • Access a fully integrated dictionary and thesaurus

Review the User Guide on the Recite Me Website.

Virtual Tour of the Library

Explore the layout of the Howell Carnegie District Library before you arrive using this first person virtual tour! Use your arrow keys or click through with your mouse to navigate throughout the library. Key points will be marked with more information about library services.

Social Stories

Social Stories are a social learning tool that supports the safe and meaningful exchange of information between parents, professionals, and people with autism of all ages. The two Social Stories below provide accessible descriptions of resources available in the Adult and Youth Services departments.

Adaptive Tools

  • The Library offers a variety of adaptive tools patrons can use while visiting the library. Stop by the Youth Services desk to borrow noise-reducing headphones, a visual timer, mindfulness mazes, fidget/sensory items, weighted blankets, and AAC (Augmented & Alternate Communication) boards.

  • Browse the Adaptive Tools that are available for checkout in our Library of Things collection!

Library Services for Visually Impaired Users

  • Browse our collection of Large Print books and Audiobooks! A magnifier is available in the Computer Help area that can be used to magnify and increase viewing brightness. The Library also has large print keyboards that can be used in the Computer Help area. Ask at the Information Desk or Computer Help Desk to have one set up for you.

  • National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled

    National Library Service (NLS) is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical, perceptual, or reading disability that prevents them from using regular print materials. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS circulates books and magazines in braille or audio formats, that are instantly downloadable to a personal device or delivered by mail free of charge.