For People with Disabilities

 

Qatar National Library is committed to ensuring that all our resources are accessible to everyone. Our main collection includes materials produced for those with disabilities, including large-print books, audiobooks and books in braille.

Bookshare is an online database library that makes reading accessible for people who cannot read standard print. Members can listen to a book, follow along with highlighted text, read in braille, and customize their experience in ways that make reading easier. Accounts can be obtained through this link.

Our dedicated assistive technology space is specially designed for people with disabilities, with adjustable workstations and the latest equipment and software, such as scanning pens with headphones, ergonomic keyboards and mice, braille keyboards, and portable electronic magnifiers. Some of these devices and equipment are available for in-library borrowing. View our assistive technology device loan form.

We organize frequent workshops and events for people with disabilities and their families, including a summer camp activity for visually impaired people and workshops on "Free Apps for Autism" and "Assistive Technology Devices." We host schools for the disabled and partner with local organizations to continue to serve the entire community. As part of our grand opening celebrations, we launched the Book Club for the Blind, an ongoing gathering that encourages those with visual impairments or print disabilities to share their love of reading in a supportive environment. 

For a complete list of events, please visit our Events page.

We are always working to improve our services for all of our users. If you have any suggestions on how we can make the Library’s resources better accessible, please click here.