Make A Noise at Devon libraries

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Posted on: 6 June 2012

Make A Noise In Libraries is an annual celebration of how libraries can support people with a visual impairment.  This year, Devon Libraries has teamed up with Action for Blind People and Devon In Sight to offer information about the range of services available in Devon to visually impaired people.

Devon Libraries offer a range of services to visually impaired people including books in large print and audiobook formats, accessibility options on library PCs, magnifiers in libraries and other services such as the RNIB Talking Book Service and library deliveries to your home.

Libraries across the County will be holding special information sessions, where Action for Blind People, Devon in Sight and the library service will be available to answer any questions.

 
The Hayridge Devon Centre in Cullompton             Monday 11th June 10am-12noon

Exeter Central Library                                               Monday 11th June 2pm-4pm

Kingsbridge Library                                                    Thursday 14th June 10am-12noon

Tavistock Library                                                       Thursday 14th June 2pm-4pm

Action for Blind People is a national organisation, ensuring blind and partially sighted people get practical support in all aspects of their lives. Visit one of the above libraries and receive advice and support on products and software that can enable you to stay in touch with friends and family, shop on the internet, find information, read printed material and access your local library services.’

Devon In Sight provides a range of information, services and resources to support visually impaired people across Devon. The charity’s Resource Centres in Topsham and Totnes provide information and support to visually impaired people and also sell an extensive range of specialist equipment and daily living aids. A variety of free services are provided from the Topsham Resource Centre, including regular low vision clinics and assistive technology training, together with other occasional activities which this year have included bowling taster days, guided walks and photography classes.

The charity also provides special grants for people on a limited income to enable them to purchase aids and equipment to help them to live independent lives and operates a Volunteer Visiting Service in Mid Devon and Torbay, through which volunteers are recruited to provide company and support to visually impaired people in their own homes.

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