Have you ever wished you could talk face-to-face with the representatives that provide services to people with vision loss in New York State – or that someone would be around to help you fill out that application for Bookshare or NFB Newsline? Well your wish will come true THIS Weekend. On Sunday, February 16th from 1:30 to 3:45 pm, at the Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Avenue, there will an Actionable Resource Fair where you can find resources, and assistance in signing up for a variety of services. From a free white cane every six months, to hundreds of audio magazines and newspapers, and electronic books, there’s information and assistance for you.
You’ll have an opportunity to meet state-wide resource coordinators for: the New York State Newsline Outreach, the New York State BELL Academy Coordinator, the President of the NYS Parents of Blind Children Division, and the President of the NY Association of Guide Dog Users. The event is FREE and open to anyone with vision loss, their families, and blindness professionals. You’ll also learn about upcoming training workshops for a variety of accessibility apps, like AIRA, Newsline and NLS Bard, and you’ll find out how to use your Amazon Echo, iPhone or computer to access audio books and magazines.