VisionLabs

Resources for Westchester Residents with Low or Declining Vision

View a recording of the VisionLabs Launch Event Below

A Presentation from the NYS Talking Book and Braille Library

Do you know someone who has difficulty using standard print materials due to a visual or physical disability?

 

Watch the video above to learn how to receive audio and braille books and magazines, and the necessary playback equipment.

 

Help us keep Westchester residents reading for a lifetime! 

If you would like to receive email updates about VisionLabs programs and resources, fill out the following google form: https://forms.gle/oTNdnpd3rHttmb8Q9
If you have questions or suggestions for VisionLabs, contact outreach@wlsmail.org

Featured Resource:
Visions Center on Aging

Telephone Classes and Support Groups 

Visit https://seniorcenter.visionsvcb.org/home or click the image below to see what VISIONS has to offer!

Join classes focused on…

  • Fitness
  • Tech
  • The arts

Join a social support group for…

  • Those who are newly experiencing vision loss
  • Women
  • Men

And so much more! 

For more information on how to participate in telephone classes or to request home delivered meals please leave a message for Diana Cruz at 646-486-4444 ext 215. Please leave your name and number and someone will return your call promptly.

What is WLS VisionLabs?

Connect with Westchester County services

  • Learn about home services, training programs, and other benefits available to you.
  • Learn about how you can receive free audio books by mail through the Talking Books and Braille Library.

Reading for a lifetime from your home

  • Learn how to access ebooks and audiobooks with your library card.
  • Learn about technologies and workarounds to remain independent at home.

Reading for a lifetime at the library (coming 2021)

  • Learn to use handheld and desktop magnifiers to enlarge printed text, and handwriting. Color control and text-to-speech technology will allow you to more easily read personal items and library items.
  • Learn to use magnifying software on a library computer.

Previously Featured Resources:

Tele-Support Group – Coping with Vision Loss​

 

The Lighthouse Guild is hosting an adult tele-support group every other Wednesday, at 2 pm EDT. Register at lighthouseguild.org/adult-tele or call 212-769-7833. Email GerraL@lighthouseguild.org for more information.

VisionLabs is a project of the Westchester Library System, paid for in part through a grant from the Field Hall Foundation.