With the holidays come visits from friends and family. Are you searching for ways to entertain your crowd? Take your visitors to a local museum that offers accessible tours and wow them with up-close museum experiences.
Have you desired to work with a writer to create a character in a novel? Our library member, Ottlie Lucas, had that privilege. Ottilie worked with Mary Jane Clark, a distinguised and nationally recognized best-selling author, to create a visually-impaired character.
News stories about technology being developed to enhance the independence of people with physical impairments always inspire us. Here is news about an assistive technology innovation for people who do not have the use of their arms or legs due to tetraplegia.
All of us at TBBC are honored to serve our members. With simple words of kindness, we give and receive many acts of generosity each day. We wish all of our members and their families a most wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. To those celebrating the first night of Hanukkah, we light our candles in unity.
The accessible technology market is soaring. Mashable posted a news piece on ten new inventions to serve those with physical or vision impairments. This story is inspirational and high on the "cool technology barometer." Read the full news story here.
The well-known anthropologist Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” This certainly epitomizes the spirit of "Operation All the Way Home," a program for veterans created by a high school history teacher and students at Lancaster High in California.
For Blindness Awareness Month, TBBC is pointing you to an interesting documentary film that profiles many people who are losing their vision: "Going Blind." You will be inspired by their stories and by their strength as they learn to move through the world in a new way. Here is a link to the trailer of this film.
We thoroughly enjoyed the training session we gave to the staff of the Springfield Free Public Library on September 25th. We thank them for their warm welcome, for their enthusiasm for TBBC's no-cost services for the print-impaired, and for their commitment to serving the Springfield community.