Thanks to the wonderful folks at the Spokane Public Library District, A4A Spokane’s Accessibility Ambassadors Alisa Alonge, Amber Joplin, Jude Cormier, Larry Gorton, Dave Reynolds and Deb Wolfer last week completed reviews of the South Hill, Indian Trail and Downtown branches.
All six branches — including the East Side, Hillyard, and Shadle branches we reviewed the previous week — had most of the 180+ accessibility features we were looking for, particularly when it comes to seating areas, restrooms, entrances, and meeting rooms. And the staff and management were very welcoming and interested in learning how to best serve people with a variety of disabilities.
Because the libraries are aging (aren’t we all) library officials are looking at ways to upgrade and adapt to more diverse users and technologies. We are fortunate that they are asking A4A for input as they plan for those improvements.
We are in the process of writing up detailed reports, which we will share after we meet with library managers.
This is another example of how A4A’s positive, collaborative approach is a ‘win-win’ for our entire Spokane area!