Your webinar will be held on April 21, 2022,  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  ET.

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Do you know people who have had to give up reading because their eyesight failed? Do you have patrons who struggle to lift a book, or whose dyslexia makes reading a challenge? Looking for a new and economic way to serve those patrons who are a little more isolated and remote?

Join us and learn more about how Talking Books and BARD–services provided by the National Library Service of the Library of Congress-and services provided by your local Talking Books library can help you help these patrons keep their love of reading alive.

Attendees will leave having learned:
• What Talking Book Services are
• How Talking Book services can address the needs of patron with reading challenges due to visual, physical, or print/reading disabilities

Presenter: Babak Zarin is the Central Rappahannock Regional Library Access Services Librarian, where he administers the Fredericksburg Subregional Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (AKA the Talking Books Library) and helps to offer accessible programming.  A member of the 2018-2019 ALA Spectrum Scholar cohort, and winner of the Virginia Library Association’s 2021 Up and Comer Award, his research interests include fandom studies and how library services can adapt to today’s pluralistic information seekers. Babak can be followed on Twitter under @legitnowl.