With guidance from the Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and Blind, many new resources were purchased for patron use. The Acuity Speech Desktop Video Magnifier is a user-friendly desktop magnifier that has the ability to magnifier documents up to 65x and can read the documents out loud in multiple languages. Additional resources purchased include specialized books with braille, VOX books (books that talk), large print materials, educational sensory toys and youth games.
“Together Treasure Valley funding has given the library a unique opportunity to invest in low-vision technology and educational sensory resources that will give long-lasting literacy benefits to youth and additional literacy support for adults with vision and hearing challenges. We look forward to expanding our reach and supporting not just Nampa, but the entire Treasure Valley community with our literacy efforts,” said Nampa Library Youth Services Manager Laura Abbott.
The community is invited to the Low Vision Center ribbon cutting on the 3rd floor of the Nampa Public Library at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 20. Representatives from Together Treasure Valley, Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and Blind and the City of Nampa will be in attendance.
Please join us in celebrating these valuable resources which will help us engage with literacy and learning to make a positive impact in our Treasure Valley community.
For additional information on this program, and other library programs, visit our event calendar at nampalibrary.org/calendar or phone 208-468-4474. The Nampa Public Library is located at 215 12th Ave S. in Nampa. All programs and events at the library are provided to the public free of charge.