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Ruth Culver Library teaches kids about blindness


September 27, 2018

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The Ruth Culver Community Library presented its first Early Release Wednesday program for school aged children September 19. Our presenter was Katie Corbett. Katie is totally blind and shared what life is like for her. She brought her guide dog, her white cane, her computer and other devices to demonstrate how she does things we do every day. She shared important information including how to approach a blind person to see if they need assistance. In addition to Katie's presentation, all children did a blind taste test. Foods were given to touch, smell and taste to determine what they were eating. Children also made a bookmark with their name in Braille, adhering bumpy jewel stickers for each letter. The library would like to thank Katie for making those in attendance more aware of what life is like for a blind person. We would also like to thank Margie Watson for her assistance. Katie works for the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired. Katie shared about "The white cane law" and gave everyone a Braille book mark of the alphabet to take home. She left some bookmarks behind. If anyone would like one, please ask at the Circulation desk.

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