Accessibility at FVRL

FVRL has a variety of free services to make our libraries and materials accessible to all.

Books by Mail

If you can't pick up materials at a library, you may qualify for Books by Mail.

Materials in alternative formats

Library and website accessibility

At our libraries

Returning Materials

  • Patrons with a disability that prohibits them from using an outside book return will be given accommodation. Please let us know if you need assistance by calling the curbside phone number posted at each location.

All of our libraries have:

  • Wheelchair accessiblity except for the upstairs and restrooms at Woodland Community Library, which we are currently working to replace.
  • Low vision toolkits for patron use, which include a magnifier for reading, a magnifying sheet, reading glasses, and these low vision items: note-writing frame, signature guide, writing tablet, and marker.

All of our public internet computers have this software:

  • JAWS: a screen reader (you'll need to use headphones)
  • ZoomText: a screen magnifier with high-contrast and color settings
  • Fusion: a combination of JAWS and ZoomText functions

Some of our libraries have other equipment or software to assist patrons:

  • Adjustable height internet station: Battle Ground Community Library, Cascade Park Community Library and Vancouver Community Library (Level 1)
  • Video phone: Vancouver Community Library (Level 4)
  • Book cart/walkers: Three Creeks Community Library

On our website

  • Use BrowseAloud software, which will translate our webpages and read them aloud in any of dozens of languages. Features also include a screen mask and text magnifier. To start, click the BrowseAloud icon in the lower right corner of each webpage.
  • The library catalog has an accessibility mode, which simplifies the layout and enlarges the text on any page in the catalog. To activate this tool, click Enable Accessibility Mode at the top-right of any catalog page—look for this symbol: Universal Access icon
  • Most computer, tablet, and phone operating systems have built-in accessibility features which could be used to access the library website and the Library Catalog. See Microsoft Accessibility, Apple Accessibility, Android Accessibility Help, and Accessibility for Kindle.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

Amy Lee, Public Services Director, is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator for FVRL. You may contact her by mail, phone or email:

Amy Lee, ADA Coordinator
Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries
1007 E. Mill Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98663
360-906-5033 or

Other local and national resources