On Tuesday 25 September 2007, The Hon. Kristina Keneally MP launched the Navigator Library Access Project at the NSW State Library.
Thanks to the generous support of the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation and the Profield Foundation, a unique client services project is being undertaken in NSW called the Navigator Library Access Project (NLAP).
The project is designed to help those who have difficulty reading because of macular degeneration.
The Navigator is an easy-to-use, hand-held portable device that reads books, magazines and newspapers aloud. The project will make the Navigator available to people affected by MD through their local library.
Libraries will provide the ongoing service of loading books, magazines and newspapers onto the navigator either through the home-lending service or via the usual “walk-in” service.
For more information click here or please contact Anne-Marie Taylor at the Foundation on 1800 111 709 on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays.(this would link to the NLAP page under all about low vision on the new website – if it still exists)
Which libraries in NSW are so far participating?
- Armidale Domaresq Council War Memorial Library
- Ballina Library
- Gosford City Library
- Hurstville Library
- Kempsey Library
- Lismore Library
- Mid-Western Regional Council Library Service
- Monaro Regional Library
- Port Macquarie Library
- Sutherland Shire Library
- Southern Tablelands Regional Library
- Warringah Library
- Wollongong City Library
- Wyong Shire Library Service
25 September 2007