Written by: Aspasia Luster, Senior Library Assistant for Access Services, Reese Library
Reese Library, on the Augusta University Summerville campus, is pleased to announce that we now have two audio playback machines available for checkout for our differently-abled patrons. These playback machines are assistive technology devices specifically designed to play audiobook cartridges for individuals with various physical or visual disabilities. These machines were provided to Reese Library from GLASS (Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services). GLASS “supports accessible library services in Georgia by promoting the use of assistive technology and by providing accessible reading materials to those who, due to a disability, are unable to read standard print” (Source: http://georgialibraries.org/glass/). Eligible citizens of all ages receive an easy-to-use audiobook player with headphones, plus access to thousands of e-books that can be listened to on computers, tablets, and cell phones. An Application for Service can be downloaded here: http://georgialibraries.org/glass/. Augusta is also home to a GLASS Outreach Center, located within the downtown Augusta-Richmond County Public Library on Telfair Street. To learn more about the Talking Books Program and eligibility requirements, please call the Talking Books Center at 706-821-2625.