Yolo County Library Bolsters Services for Disabled, non-English Speaking, and Rural Communities Using Edge
Taking advantage of the free access to computers the library offers, a young man recently visited Yolo County Library. As a future resident of the community, he chose to visit the library to search and apply for apartments in the area. But there was a catch - the man is legally blind.
Thanks to the use of Edge, Yolo County Library has been actively strengthening and developing technology services for all patrons since 2014, including patrons with disabilities. The Edge framework affirmed the work that librarians and support staff were already doing to support access for all.
"Libraries need to be accessible to all people. Part of our core mission is that the library is for everyone," said Elizabeth Gray, Central Services Manager for Yolo County Library. "People with disabilities deserve to have as much access as everyone else. I'm fortunate to have a lot of dedicated colleagues who support this vision," she said.
The Edge benchmarks fall into three strategic areas to support how libraries assess their technology access and services to align with community needs.
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