Library leads the way

SPECIAL services to help visually impaired people make good use of March Library were demonstrated at an event linked to the National Library for the Blind s Make a Noise in Libraries Fortnight . Staff were on hand to give details of services available t

SPECIAL services to help visually impaired people make good use of March Library were demonstrated at an event linked to the National Library for the Blind's 'Make a Noise in Libraries Fortnight'.

Staff were on hand to give details of services available to help those with sight problems and their helpers.

Wendy Law, from Cambridgeshire County Council's postal tape service, said: "It was designed to give people with visual impairment an opportunity to learn more about the services provided by Cambridgeshire Libraries and other support services in the Fenland area."

She gave visitors details of the postal tape service which offers audio books on cassette free of charge to visually impaired people throughout the county.


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March Library supervisor Janet Pickering demonstrated the Tieman machine which provides very high magnification allowing those with sight problems to read small print books or correspondence.

Jenni Johns represented the county council's Doorstep Service which, through a network of volunteers, delivers library services to housebound people.

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Visitors were also told about the work of the charity, Fenvision from Janet Fisher.

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