Resources for the Blind/Physically Handicapped
blind or physically handicapped individuals are provided free by
the Cabell County Public Library to anyone meeting the eligibility
include individuals with visual impairments, the physically handicapped,
and those with learning disabilities. The Sub-Regional Library for
the Blind and/or Physically Handicapped (Talking Books) can be found
on the first floor of the Cabell County Public Library.
offers services that are numerous and indispensable. Books-on-cassette
are the most requested services. These cassettes require a special
tape player, one that runs at a slower speed than commercial players
and is 4-track rather than the ordinary 2-track. There are more
than 20,000 titles housed in the downtown library including bestsellers,
cookbooks, westerns, mysteries, romance, contemporary fiction and
non-fiction, children's books, and the Bible.
eligibility, an application must be submitted that includes a referral
from medical personnel, teacher or librarian to attest to that person's
impairment. After enrollment, tapes can be delivered free of charge
through the mail or they may be picked up at the downtown library.
offers other services for the visually impaired including a Perkins
Brailler (typewriter), hand-held magnifiers and large-print catalogs.
Descriptive videos are offered through the library's audio-visual
department. The reference department on the library's second floor
has a public computer equipped with the WindowEyes program that
reads web pages, other computer-based programs and one computer
with a large monitor.
be accessed by the visually impaired. That is a talking newspaper
service offered through the National Federation of the Blind of
For more information
about any of these services, contact Vicky Woods at 528-5700 or
by e-mail at email@example.com