WLBPD News


VISIONS 2016: What's New in Technology & Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
10 AM - 3 PM

Washtenaw Community College
Morris Lawrence Building
4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Over 30 exhibitors will demonstrate for upwards of 400 attendees the latest products and services for the blind and visually impaired. Accessible hardware and software applications, magnifiers, electronic readers, Braille devices, library services, CCTVs, leader dogs, support services for the blind and transportation services are just a few of the many outstanding services and products on display.

FREE ADMISSION - FREE PARKING - 30 VENDORS ON SITE - FOOD & BEVERAGES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

11 AM: Keynote Speaker: Karen Keninger, Director of The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
12 PM: Lylas Mogk, Center for Vision Rehabilitation and Research of the Henry Ford Health System
1 PM: J.J. Meddaugh, The AT Guys
2 PM: Josie Parker, Director of the Ann Arbor District Library and WLBPD @ AADL, NLS National Subregional Library of the Year!

For questions about VISIONS, please email wlbpd@aadl.org, or call (734) 327-4224.


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 News

VISIONS 2016 PDF Version Audio Version Text-Only Version
5 Years in Review! PDF Version Audio Version Text-Only Version
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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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