Changing the lives of the blind and partially sighted – inclusion through libraries

Wednesday November 15th 7.00pm (doors open at 6.30)

A talk by Patrick Roberts, who has won the Lammy Award for the ground-breaking technology training courses he piloted  to prepare visually impaired people for work and to support them to improve their skills.

Patrick can speak from personal experience. His life was changed by the onset of blindness as an adult. Building on the skills he developed at the sessions for the visually impaired, run at Tate South Lambeth Library, he has created a programme that helps bring this group into mainstream society and activity. The programme is delivered through Streatham Tate Library, in a model than can be copied in other public libraries – another case of libraries as unique channels for social inclusion.

Entrance is free, but donations are invited for refreshments.

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