October is Meet the Blind Month

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Libraries offer partnerships, services, and programs to support the blind and visually impaired

WHAT: The Delaware Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Delaware Library Access Services (DLAS) are kicking off the national Meet the Blind Month Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 11am – 1pm at the Dover Public Library.

WHO: The event will be emceed by NFB Delaware Chapter President, Debbie Briddell.  The event will also feature remarks by Senator Brian Bushweller and a proclamation by Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen.  This event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 11am – 1pm

WHERE: The Dover Public Library, 35 Loockerman Plaza, Dover, DE 19901

WHY: Meet the Blind Month is a nationwide campaign to increase awareness of, and support for, the blind and visually impaired. During this month, NFB members spread this message by conducting a variety of outreach activities that will create opportunities for people to meet the blind of their communities. Delaware Library Access Services provides books in Braille and audiobooks in accessible formats for the blind and physically handicapped residents of Delaware. DLAS is the Delaware regional branch of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) of the Library of Congress.

CONTACT: Sonja Brown, Delaware Library Access Services, 302-257-3000, sonja.brown@delaware.gov

The Delaware Division of Libraries, a state agency dedicated to unleashing the potential in all Delawareans in partnership with Delaware Libraries, offers free access to the online catalog (delawarelibraries.org), Wi-Fi, computers/internet, eBooks, programs/classes, community partnerships, and more.