Technology Improvement Award: Springfield Public Library Accessibility Station

The Springfield Public Library will use this Technology Equity Award to purchase equipment, software and peripherals to add adaptive technology to an existing computer station.  By consulting with local community and government organizations (Lane Independent Living Alliance, Oregon Commission for the Blind, Developmental Disabilities Services among others) the library will purchase the most relevant adaptive equipment (standing desk, screen readers, braille display etc) for our community, based on needs identified by these partners.  The library has held preliminary talks with these organizations and this application includes potential items/equipment that could be included however this should not be considered a final list.  If the grant application is successful the library will work with both the partner organizations and vendors to ensure that the final workstation is both cost effective and the most suitable for our library environment and patrons. 


Lead Organization: Springfield Public Library
Project Lead: Mark Riddle


Age Group: Children (0-12 yrs.), Teens (13-18 yrs.), Adults (19-64 yrs.), Seniors (65+ yrs.)
Geographic Type: Medically Underserved Areas/Populations, Rural, Suburban, Urban
Issues & Interests: Maternal Health
Race & Ethnicity: American Indians, Asians/Asian Americans, Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latin Americans, Native Hawaiians, Other Pacific Islanders
Roles of Participants Project is Intended to Serve: Educator - College & Post-grad, Educator - K-12, General Public, Health Professional, Library or Information Professional, Organization Staff - Community Based, Public Health Professional, Student - College & Post-grad, Student - K-12

Award Details

Funding Source: Region 5
Project Category: Outreach
Period of Performance: Nov 8, 2021 - Mar 15, 2022
Project Status: Completed

Project Funding