Thursday, October 4, 2012

A National Library for PwD's

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Yonhap) -- South Korea opened a national library for disabled people on Monday to better serve the nation's 250,000 people with disabilities, officials said.

The library was established through an expansion of the National Library for rendering help to disabled users in terms of both personnel and materials in possession, they said.
Located within the National Library itself, which is located in southern Seoul, the new library will serve as the top library representing 38 smaller libraries for disabled people around the country, said Kim Nam-sook, a librarian.

In addition to its basic role of directly offering services for disabled users, the special library will collect, produce and distribute alternative formats, including audio and Braille books, on behalf of other such libraries, she added.

The opening ceremony was held at the library with Choe Kwang-shik, minister of culture, sports and tourism, in attendance, according to the ministry.
 Source: Yonhap News Agency

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