October is Inclusion Awareness Month - Learn more here

This month we celebrate Inclusion Awareness Month, where we recognize our commitment to connect you to resources and programs and invite your comments and ideas. Some programs featured this month include a visit from the Mane in Heaven mini therapy horses, a showing of the movie Maudie, Accessibility Resource Hours in the Marketplace, and monthly youth programs like Developmental Playgroup and Caregivers, Coffee and Play.
With guidance from your feedback, we moved our motorized scooters to accessible locations, added rollator walkers for in-library use, expanded accessibility in the computer lab with NVDA screen reader software at all stations, added an accessible station with height-adjustable legs, ZoomText magnifier/reader software, a large print keyboard and a trackball mouse. We also added assistive devices to our Library of Things collection that offers cardholders the opportunity to take home and try assistive devices and technology, including caregiver pagers, electronic magnifiers and personal hearing amplifiers, available at the library or online at ahml.info/LoT.
Our commitment to inclusion is ongoing, and we want to hear from you! To tell us more about your needs and ideas, contact us via comment cards available in the library, at ahml.info/contact, call us at 847-392-0100 or TTY: 847-392-1119, or email us at accessibility@ahml.info.
Inclusion Awareness Month Programs
October 2: Special Needs Legal & Future Planning
October 5: Mane in Heaven Therapy Horses
October 7: Maudie Film Screening
October 8: Developmental Playgroup
October 17: Job Seeking for People with Disabilities
October 27: Caregivers, Coffee and Play
October 29: College Knowledge: Planning for Students with Learning Differences
Throughout October: Accessibility Resource Hours.
To register for any of these programs or learn more about them, visit the link to our full program calendar
Accessibility Resource Hours
11 a.m.–1 p.m. / Marketplace
Staff from these organizations will be onsite to provide information and get you connected to the resources they have to offer. Presented as part of Inclusion Awareness Month. DROP IN

October 1: Have Dreams
Serves children, teens and adults impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), offering after-school, workplace training and adult day programs, with diagnostic and family support services.

October 8: Regional Transportation Authority Mobility Management Program
Promotes travel independence and empowers customers with mobility options. Provides education on accessible CTA, Metra and Pace public transit, and information and assistance applying for programs such as the Reduced Fare and Ride Free.

October 17: Illinois Assistive Technology Program
Promotes the availability of assistive technology services and programs for people with disabilities. See a display of assistive devices for grooming, bathing, vision, hearing, medicine reminders, driving and eating.

October 18: Wheeling Township Senior/Disability Services
Offers services for residents 60 and over and people with disabilities 18 and over. Free blood pressure screenings available during Township resource hours.

October 22: The Chicago Lighthouse
Nonprofit social service organization serving the blind, visually impaired, disabled and veteran communities. Staff will get you connected to programs and services available at Lighthouse North in Glenview, for all ages experiencing vision loss.
October 28: The Village of Arlington Heights Disability Services
The Village is committed to ensuring every citizen is afforded an equal opportunity to participate in Village programs, services, facilities and communications.
If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

6.012 Patron-Generated Content

The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the Library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content.
By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.
Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
  • content that contains solicitations or advertisements;
  • content that is invasive of another person’s privacy;
  • content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted;
  • content that is in violation of the Library’s Code of Conduct or any other Library policy