Event Showcases Resources and Services for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Virginia Beach Public Library will host a Vision Loss Symposium, Saturday, May 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd. The event provides an opportunity for people who have low vision, as well as their family members, to network with others and to learn about resources to help make life easier and more enjoyable.  

 

Virginia Beach Public Library’s Special Services staff will share information about free Talking Books and other materials that enable those who are blind or physically impaired to continue to read. Experts in the field of low vision and representatives from community organizations will share information tailored to seniors, people with low vision or blindness, and physical impairment. Speakers include attorney Jessica Hayes, whose practice focuses on elder law, estate and disability planning, estate and trust administration, and long-term care planning, including planning for public benefits; and James Stephens of the Veteran’s Health Administration Visually Impaired Services Team. Doctors specializing in conditions that impair vision will also be on hand.  

The event is free and open to the public.

 

About Virginia Beach Public Library

A community anchor for more than 50 years, Virginia Beach Public Library includes a central library, a joint-use library in partnership with Tidewater Community College, seven area libraries and a public law library. Services include workforce development and job-search support, small business resources, computer and technology classes, early literacy classes and outreach, and local history archives and programs. In addition to books, music and magazines in tangible  and digital formats, the library provides online research tools accessible from home or work, as well as movies, music, and a variety of specialty collections. Visit www.VBgov.com/libraries for more information.

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