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Ever wonder how Libby or Hoopla work when using a screen magnifier or screen reader? Curious in general about accessibility features that can be found on smartphones? This is the program for you!

Join Westchester Library System and VISIONS Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (visionsvcb.org) for a walkthrough of common screen reader/magnification software, the ways in which people might use those tools to access ebooks and audiobooks, a demonstration of the Talking Book and Braille Library’s BARD app, and more! We will be joined by VISIONS’ very own Technology Services Coordinator, Mike Ziminski, and Outreach Coordinator, Carmen Thorne, both of whom will be answering questions throughout the program.

VISIONS assists people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to lead independent and active lives in their homes and communities. They serve participants in all boroughs of NYC, as well as Long Island, Westchester, the Lower Hudson Valley, and several counties in New Jersey. Visit visionsvcb.org for more information about services and service areas.

WLS VisionLabs is a pilot program to provide information, service referrals, and hands-on access to assistive tech through the library. Learn more at seniors.westchesterlibraries.org/visionlabs

Learn more about the NYS Talking Book and Braille Library (NYC and Long Island residents should visit the Andrew Heiskell Library)

Learn more about Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD)

Questions? Contact VISIONS directly!

Carmen Thorne, Outreach Coordinator
cthorne@visionsvcb.org
845-354-3003 ext. 304

Jane Bentley from the Talking Book and Braille Library joins us to describe and demonstrate the National Library Service’s Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) application. TBBL users can download unlimited audiobooks and magazines for free through the BARD Mobile app on their computer, tablet, or smartphone.

The New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) is a free library service for eligible residents of upstate New York who are unable to use standard print materials due to a visual, physical or reading disability.

Learn more about the NYS Talking Book and Braille Library

Learn more about Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD)

Questions? Contact TBBL directly!

Jane Bentley, Senior Librarian
tbbl@nysed.gov
1-800-342-3688

VISIONS Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides guidance on how to serve those with visual impairments.

The program starts with a brief overview of VISIONS services in Westchester and the Hudson Valley.

Learn more about VISIONS

Hear about services from Westchester county’s premier vision services providers: the New York State Commission for the Blind and VISIONS Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Learn more about the NY Commission for the Blind

Learn more about VISIONS

The New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) is a free library service for those who are unable to use standard print materials due to a visual, physical or reading disability.

Materials can be mailed directly to your home or accessed online, all for free.

Learn more about TBBL