[Libs-Or] Patron accommodation question

Cindy Gibbon cindyg at multcolib.org
Tue Jan 29 13:33:58 PST 2019


If you have the ability to offer some kind of outreach service, I'd agree
that is probably the most reasonable way to accommodate this patron.
*Cindy*

*Cindy Gibbon*
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On Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 1:21 PM Kristin Williams <
athenalibrary at cityofathena.com> wrote:

> Do you have any kind of home-bound services?  I might point her that
> direction.  I’m not sure that turning off the wifi is a reasonable
> accommodation, at least, it wouldn’t be at my library.
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> *Kristin Williams, MLS*
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> Library Director
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> Athena Public Library
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> 418 Main St
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> Athena, OR 97813
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> 541-566-2470
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> www.athenalibrary.weebly.com
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> *From:* Libs-Or [mailto:libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] *On
> Behalf Of *Kari May
> *Sent:* Tuesday, January 29, 2019 12:50 PM
> *To:* libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
> *Subject:* [Libs-Or] Patron accommodation question
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> We have a patron with the following request:
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> I suffer from a condition called Electro Hypersensitivity, also called
> microwave sickness. Many others also suffer from this condition (Alan
> DeBoer’s wife is one). When in the presence of a strong wifi signal, my
> symptoms of ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and headaches worsen.
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> I am requesting there are days and times when wifi is turned off for
> people like me. I LOVE reading and have checked out many books from the
> library.
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> Have any of you encountered similar requests? How would you handle this
> situation?
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> *Kari May*
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> Library Director
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> Jackson County Library Services
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> 205 S. Central Ave. Medford, OR 97501
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> 541-774-6401
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