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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

The Assistive Resources and Talking Books Center at Harold Washington Library

Wednesday, August 16 - 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Harold Washington Library, in the heart of Chicago’s Loop, offers many opportunities to learn, receive assistance and enjoy fun activities. The Talking Book Center can help you find books and magazines on your favorite topics in the format that best meets your needs. The library houses an assistive technology center equipped with numerous devices, computers and software designed for people with vision, hearing and physical disabilities.

We are happy to welcome Courteney Belai, librarian at Harold Washington Library and the Assistive Technology Center, to share information on the programs and services available at the library. Courteney will also share information on the Illinois State Talking Book and Braille Service for residents living outside of the city of Chicago.

Courteney’s presentation will answer these questions:

  • How does the Talking Book program work?
  • What are the eligibility requirements?
  • How do I apply?
  • What is the BARD mobile app?
  • What does the Assistive Technology Center provide?
  • What other programs are available at the library?

Join us on the conference line at 312-809-1004 to learn more about the library and the Talking Books program. For questions, email Kathy Austin.