Audiobooks are available on CD and as downloadable eAudiobooks. Both are listed in the library catalog by format. You can also search by title and author. Downloadable eAudiobooks are also available directly from the library's two platforms, cloudLibrary and Library2Go.
A small collection of braille books are available, primarily children's titles. They are listed in the library catalog by format. Braille materials are listed with a format of "Braille."
Closed-captioned videos display dialogue and narration on the screen.
Closed-captioned editions of many movies are available on DVD through the library catalog. DVDs with closed-captioning have a genre of "video recordings for the hearing impaired" listed in the catalog record.
Closed-captioned editions of streaming videos are also available through Kanopy. Instructions for enabling closed captions, subtitles, and transcripts can be found here.
Described videos include a verbal description of the setting and action for people with visual disabilities. Described video editions of many movies are available on DVD and are listed in the library catalog. Described videos have a genre of "video recordings for people with visual disabilities" or "DVS" listed in the catalog record.
Downloadable eBooks from the library's eBook platforms also provide typeface and font size options.
Large print materials
Materials in larger typeface are available in fiction and nonfiction books. These are listed in the library catalog by format. You can also search by author and title. Large print materials are listed with a format of "Book (large print)."
Talking Book and Braille Services
Oregonians with visual, physical, or reading impairments may also be eligible for the Talking Book and Braille Services program from the State Library of Oregon. To learn more or to see if you qualify, call 800-452-0292 or visit the Talking Book and Braille Library website. Staff at the Salem Public Library are also happy to assist you in enrolling in this statewide program. Call 503-588-6089 to learn more and get enrollment assistance.