Upcoming Library Expo Focuses on the Visually Impaired

All sorts of resources and representatives will be available.

By Rhiannon Eades

The Athens-Clarke County Library will host Lunchtime Learning @ Your Library: Local Resources for the Visually Impaired on Thursday, January 30, at 12:15 p.m.

The expo-style event offers attendees the chance to visit with representatives from local organizations that offer resources and products for the visually impaired. Organizations include Learning Ally, providers of recorded books and textbooks; the VISTAS Center and Multiple Choices Center for Independent Living, which both focus on advocacy and skill training; and Visual Enhancements, which offers low vision aids.

This installment of Lunchtime Learning is sponsored by the library’s Talking Book Center, which provides free library services for patrons with visual, physical, and reading disabilities in 22 Georgia counties. The Center loans books in audio and Braille formats, as well as the necessary audio players. Materials can be loaned through the mail at no cost to the patron.

This event will be held in Multipurpose Room B, and it is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch, and complimentary beverages will be provided. For more information, please call the Talking Book Center at (706) 613-3650, ext. 326. The library is located at 2025 Baxter Street. 


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