Libraries Connected Awards 2021
Libraries Connected have just announced the shortlisted entries for their inaugural awards, which cover the Universal Offers and Promises, including the Vision and Print Impaired People's Promise. Each of these entries has gone above and beyond expectations during the past, challenging year-and-a-half to adapt and expand ...
The Vision and Print Impaired People’s Promise
‘I can’t see to read books anymore. The library staff know what authors I like and request items for me, it is a lifeline to me.’
Talking with Readers quote from library user, Libraries Connected
The Vision and Print Impaired People’s Promise sets out the experience that people with blindness, sight loss and other print disabilities should have through public library services. We want everyone who visits a public library to be inspired by an exciting accessible environment which makes reading and seeking information a pleasure.
Making community contacts
‘All the time I can still access reading I don’t feel as if I’m outside society. I just feel I’m engaging in a different way. But if I couldn’t read I would feel as if I was completely on the margins’
Assessing the Impact of Reading for Blind and Partially Sighted Adults, RNIB
You may be in the lucky position of working in a library which is already well used by visually-impaired people and their families and friends. However, here are some ideas if your library seems to have very few visually-impaired users and no one from local groups visiting.