Georgetown Public Library announces services for visually impaired

Delaware State News
Posted 5/12/21

GEORGETOWN — Georgetown Public Library and the Division for the Visually Impaired have established a partnership in an effort to increase access to assistive technology training and support to …

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Georgetown Public Library announces services for visually impaired

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GEORGETOWN — Georgetown Public Library and the Division for the Visually Impaired have established a partnership in an effort to increase access to assistive technology training and support to the blind and visually impaired community.

DVI provides people who are blind and visually impaired access to statewide technology centers where they can work with a technology trainer to evaluate assistive technology equipment and training needs.

Given Georgetown Public Library’s proximity to public transportation, the partnership will provide DVI the opportunity to expand access in Sussex County. The library also will serve as space for training — DVI is providing training to library staff to ensure they feel confident serving patrons who are blind or visually impaired.

DVI and the library will conduct an environmental scan to ensure there are no hazards and to add braille markings throughout the library. DVI also has added basic equipment and software to assist the library staff in working with the public.

The partnership also will allow DVI to utilize screen reading and screen magnification software on the computer workstation on the second-floor reference desk at the library.

The Georgetown Public Library is at 123 W. Pine St., Georgetown. To contact the library, call 302-856-7958.

For more information about DVI, visit here.