The Louisville Free Public Library offers the following services to blind and visually impaired patrons.

  1. Free training on all software and hardware for blind and visually impaired patrons, teachers, parents, and students.
  2. Help with accessible materials. For instance: Sally needs three magazine articles, one encyclopedia article, and a newspaper article on George Bush in Braille. The Library can do this easily.  Materials can be produced in large print with no problem as well. These same materials could be emailed or  mailed via the Post Office on diskette.
  3. Telephone reference. The library provides telephone reference services. We feel that this service needs to be expanded for blind or visually impaired patrons given transportation problems and difficulty in getting access to reference tools after school hours. Just contact one of the librarians listed on the next page for personalized service.
  4. Outreach to organizations and to schools attended by visually impaired and blind students .
  5. Outreach to itinerant, resource, or any other interested teachers.
  6. Outreach to parents.
  7. The Library can serve as meeting place for technology users groups to share the specialized information needed to effectively use adaptive technology. Library staff would be happy to share their expertise with any such group.

 Adapted Computer Equipment available for Blind and Visually Impaired Patrons

If you desire more information, please contact the following individuals:

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Last Updated: 01/27/2011