Save the Date! Wednesday, May 16: VISIONS 2018: What's New in Technology and Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
This biennial vendor fair is presented by the Ann Arbor District Library (which also serves as the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled) and is cosponsored by the State of Michigan's Bureau of Services for Blind Persons.
A variety of Michigan exhibitors will demonstrate the latest products and services for the blind and visually impaired. Electronic readers, magnifiers, support services for the blind, Braille devices, library services, CCTVs, leader dogs, and transportation services are just a few of the many outstanding services and products that will be on display.
Presentations will also be offered on topics related to vision health, services, and assistive technology.
WLBPD@AADL to host the 2017 Midlands & Northern Regional Conference of Libraries Serving the Blind & Physically Handicapped: "Today's Vision: Tomorrow's Reality"
June 6-8, 2017, library staff from 22 states and the District of Columbia, will gather at the Downtown AADL for an annual meeting of National Library Service network libraries serving the blind and physically handicapped.
WLBPD@AADL Awarded 2014 Subregional Library of the Year!
The Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled at Ann Arbor District Library (WLBPD@AADL) received the prestigious National Award for Subregional Library of the Year on Friday, June 19, 2015, during a luncheon ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Library Director Josie Parker and Terry Soave, AADL Manager of Outreach and Neighborhood Services accepted the award on behalf for WLBPD@AADL, now completing its sixth year of serving blind and physically handicapped individuals throughout Washtenaw County.
The other award presented at the luncheon ceremony, the Network Library of the Year Award, was given to the The Michigan Braille and Talking Book Library located in Lansing.
Both awards carry a $1,000 cash prize and a framed certificate for each library and its parent agency.
Karen Keninger, Director of the National Library Service For The Blind and Physically Handicapped, stated, “Today we commend these two libraries for their exceptional creativity and responsiveness in removing barriers to reading for people who are blind or are unable to use print materials.”
The Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled at Ann Arbor District Library (WLBPD@AADL) serves approximately 500 patrons and circulates talking books and magazines on 15,949 digital cartridges. All public services staff of the Ann Arbor District Library are trained and available to provide WLBPD services.
WLBPD 2014 Library of the Year Nomination
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WLBPD Patron Satisfaction Survey
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WLBPD Biennial Site Review
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WLBPD State Aid
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