Yonkers Public Library (YPL) buildings have reopened. Learn more about our reopening plan.

Disability Services

 

  • Library-by-Mail is a service provided by Yonkers Public Library for library materials to be mailed to people who are homebound.  
  • Choice Magazine Listening is a free audio magazine for adults with impaired vision or other disability.
  • Talking Book and Braille Library lends free audio and braille books and magazines to eligible residents of New York who have a qualifying print disability.  Also available is online downloadable material through BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download).
  • VISIONS offers free services to the blind and visually impaired.  Such services include job placement, technology training, in home training, caregiver support, and teen programs.

 

Tech Central in the Riverfront Library 1332_1_1has an audio induction loop system, an assistive listening technology for individuals with reduced ranges of hearing.  The cable generates a magnetic field throughout the looped space which can be picked up by a hearing aid, cochlear implant (CI) processors, and specialized hand-held hearing loop receivers for individuals without telecoil compatible hearing aids.  It allows the sound to be transmitted to the hearing-impaired listener clearly and free of other distracting noise in the environment.