The Atlanta Metro Library for Accessible Services (AMLAS) is a part of Georgia Library for Accessible Services (GLASS). We provide library service to over 100 Georgia counties. AMLAS is located on the 4th floor of the Central Library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library system (AFPL). We provide free library service to patrons of all ages who are unable to read standard print material due to visual or physical disability. Our books and magazines are available on digital cartridges and in braille. We provide playback machines for listening to talking books, and our materials can also be downloaded by registered users through BARD.
AMLAS has a staff of friendly, well-trained reader advisors to assist patrons on the telephone and in person with book selection, quick reference questions and referrals and with troubleshooting assistive technology. Our children’s area is equipped with a fully interactive activity wall where print-impaired children and their families can enjoy storytimes, play games and participate in crafts.
The AMLAS Assistive Technology Lab has accessible computers with JAWS, ZoomText, OpenBook, Duxbury, NVDA and TypeAbility. We also have Desktop Video Magnifiers, Perkins Brailers and a braille embosser.
AMLAS also offers a wide selection of programs, classes and seminars for our patrons. Programs include classes in keyboarding, braille and assistive technology, including VoiceOver. We offer book discussions at our location and on the telephone, dance classes, the Spoken Word Club (for poetry lovers) and seminars geared to self-improvement and entertainment.
AMLAS will also assist in providing onsite volunteers for patrons who may need help on the computer or for personal projects.