This spring, the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library introduced a new accessible, interactive display in our lobby area. The display allows visitors and potential patrons alike a chance to get tactile with WTBBL’s materials and specialized technology. One poster includes a list of commonly checked out materials, such as our Talking Book Player. The numbers on this list correspond to each item in the display, along with a label in braille to help blind patrons identify each object. The other poster includes step-by-step instructions for how to get started using the library.
The goal of this project is to give potential patrons a chance to become familiar with talking book technology, so that they can feel confident once they start using the library. Other objects in the display include a digital book mailing case, a braille magazine, a combined print/braille book, a large print chapter book, and a digital book cartridge containing six books by PNW authors such as Rena Priest, Octavia Butler, and Elsa Sjunneson. Visit WTBBL to check out our new display today!