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Birmingham City Council

Special facilities and resources at Aston Library

Positive about disabled people

Accessibility

  • Full wheelchair access including ramp, lift and automatic doors
  • Accessible toilet

Books and resources for adults
  • Large print books including books in community languages
  • Talking books
  • Dyslexia information
  • Basic skills information
  • ESOL material (for people with English as a second language)

Books and resources for children and young people
  • Extra large books
  • Large print books for children
  • Small collection of large print books for teenagers
  • Talking books
  • Tactile books
  • British Sign Language videos of children's stories
  • Makaton books (2 titles)
  • Makaton nursery rhymes video
  • Equipment for craft sessions: easy grip scissors and pencil grips
  • Dual language books

Additional computer facilities
  • Extra time on the computer can be arranged for people with special need
  • Adjustable height chairs

Useful equipment

  • Hand-held magnifier
  • Cassette players to listen to talking books within the library

IT equipment
  • Supernova screen magnification and text reader available on three computer

Aston Library
Information for People with a Disability
Disability Resources in Centre for the Child