OCALI Lending Library

by Vicki Knisely, OCALI

The OCALI Lending Library gives access to over 5,000 resources for any resident of Ohio who is 18 years or older. Our resources include books, DVD’s, assessment tools, and a wide variety of assistive technology. OCALI strives to provide items at the cutting edge of the industry and publishing worlds.

One such item is a Mouse Alternative Kit that contains several options for students who struggle with the standard mouse or trackpad. Differences in size, shape, sensitivity, and positioning are some of the options you will find in this kit.

Devices from left to right and top to bottom: CST Trackball, BiliPro Footmouse, WAVE Wireless Trackball, Plug & Play AirMouse, Chester Mouse, Mini Wireless Mouse, Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse, Tiny Mouse

OCALI has recently acquired numerous books that are specialized for UDL or Universal Design for Learning. “The term ‘universal design’ means a concept or philosophy for designing and delivering products and services that are usable by people with the widest range of functional capabilities, which include products and services that are directly accessible (without requiring assistive technologies) and products and services that are made usable with assistive technologies.” (Section 3 of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998)

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Patrons are able to loan up to 5 items at a time for up to 21 business days. OCALI can  provide free UPS shipping to and pick up from any address in the state of Ohio. The Lending Library is open during OCALI’s regular  business hours for walk-in clients. Appointments with the library may be made between 8:30am and 2:30pm Monday through Friday.

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(*Some restrictions may apply. Items are subject to availability; clients are encouraged to check in advance about specific items.)

One thought on “OCALI Lending Library

  1. This looks great Vicki and is extremely informative. It’s nice how you included a few of the Universal Design for Learning Books that are available for checkout.


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