Accessibility

Building and Event Accommodations

Scott County Library strives to ensure that all visitors are able to access all library resources, services, and programs. Assistive Technology is available at many library locations for people with disabilities.

Assistive Technologies

  • Handheld magnifying glasses
  • Non-prescription reading glasses
  • Windows Ease of Access tools including Screen Magnification software
  • Merlin Magnifier (Shakopee Library only)

Service Animals

Scott County Library welcomes service animals in all of its facilities. Scott County Library recognizes that service animals assist people with disabilities to deal with the effects of their disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a service animal as "dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities." However, it also states that "the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship does not constitute work or tasks for the purposes of this definition." Service animals are working animals, not pets. Under ADA regulations, staff may ask if an animal is required because of a disability; they can also ask what work or tasks the animal has been trained to perform.

Website Accessibility

If you use assistive technology (such as a Braille reader, a screen reader, or TTY) and the format of any material on this website interferes with your ability to access information, please contact us. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the web address of the requested material, and your contact information. Users who need accessibility assistance can also contact us by phone through the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY/Voice communication.

For more information about website accessibility please review the Scott County Website Accessibility page