[Libs-Or] Patron accommodation question

Cultural Coalition - Calcagno ccwc at wccls.org
Wed Jan 30 11:34:49 PST 2019


Could noise-cancelling headphones help? I'm honestly curious. If so, maybe keep a pair at the desk for use while she or others with similar sensitivity are in the building.

Eva Calcagno, Cultural Coalition of Washington County
ccwc at wccls.org
503-846-3274

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

We have a patron with the following request:


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.


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.

Have any of you encountered similar requests? How would you handle this situation?

Kari May
Library Director
Jackson County Library Services
205 S. Central Ave. Medford, OR 97501
541-774-6401
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