Library grant to benefit visually impaired

By Kelsey Gibbs | kgibbs@wcia.com

Published 07/30 2014 04:54PM

Updated 07/30 2014 05:27PM

ILLINOIS -- People who are visually impaired will have access to more resources at some libraries in the state. It's giving out more than $1 million for talking books and books written in braille. The Illinois State Library, in Springfield, is among the grant recipients.

A spokesperson for the Secretary of State says about 150,000 people in Illinois have some sort of visually impairment. About 29,000 are taking advantage of the resources.

For more information, call (217) 782 - 9435.

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