Mini Library for the blind celebrates 7th Anniversary
King William’s Town Mini Library for the blind celebrated seven years since it started operating at the KWT Public library.

The mini library provides equal access to information in an accessible formats that improves the quality of life for the blind and visually impaired people.

Acting Manager Libraries (Inland) Nothemba Maku: “Seven years ago, we included people who are visionary impaired to KWT library. We have equipment braille type writers and daisy machines and these help our people to meet the information needs.”

Speaking on behalf of the visually impaired people, Mpumelelo Jokani said: “We are learning a lot and we are keeping our minds sharp with the information we get from the books we read, we are even gaining confidence in our personal spaces through the debates we have about the books we get from the library.”

During the event the library users showcased their reading skills using braille, poetry citing, singing and played quiz game.

Present at the event was the Eastern Cape Department of Sport Recreation, Arts and Culture, Amahlathi Municipality.

The event took place at the KWT War Memorial Hall on Tuesday, 03 December 2019.