Library members with a print disability* can listen to audio books, magazines and even newspapers with the a Digital Accessible Information Systems (DAISY) player available to borrow from any Yarra Libraries branch.
The DAISY players offer the reader more options than cassette or CD players, with features such as large tactile buttons and simple operation.
They can be used to play the library’s audiobook CDs, including MP3 versions or audio files stored on USB sticks or memory cards. They are also compatible with Vision Australia’s collection.
*A print disability can include blindness or vision impairment, or a physical or perceptual impairment which means that reading a conventional book is not possible
Changing Places Toilet
Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library is home to a Changing Places toilet.
Introduced to Australia in 2012, Changing Places toilets are specifically suitable toilets for people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This may include people with an acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, motor neurone disease and their carers, as well as many other people with a disability.
The Changing Place has:
• A height adjustable adult sized changing bench
• A constant charging ceiling track hoist system
• A centrally located peninsula toilet
• Circulation spaces as defined in the design specifications
• Automatic door with a clear opening of 950mm at a minimum
• Other fixtures and fittings as detailed in the design specifications.