Visually Impaired Readers Are Learning From Libraries
October is Blindness Awareness Month in the US and all across the country organizations are raising awareness in hopes to put the misconceptions around blindness to rest.
There are millions of people worldwide who are visually impaired and new advances are being made every day to help them, even if it is in the smallest of ways. Whether it be hospitals, schools, or even libraries, local organizations in the US are helping to contribute to Blindness Awareness Month.
In New Jersey, public libraries are at the heart of their communities and play an important role in reaching out to those with print impairments. The New Jersey State Library’s Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) has joined forces with state agencies and organizations focused on serving New Jersey’s visually impaired, to enhance access to assistive technology across the state. TBBC has partnered with select public libraries to provide a number of accessibility programs, at no additional cost to residents.