A new sensory-friendly space at Logan North Library will help break down learning barriers for people with disability.
The library’s Accessibility Centre re-opened to the community after a recent facelift.
The centre has updated assistive technology and equipment.
This includes a hand-held text-to-speech device and a Braille label maker.
The centre supports the learning needs of young people and adults living with physical, cognitive, emotional and sensory disabilities.
The reopening of the facility comes as Logan City Council considered the first annual progress report for the Access and Inclusion Plan 2019-2022.
The plan guides practices across the organisation and includes 84 actions.
The Logan community identified nine priority areas including activities and events, services, employment and parking and transport.
To read the plan visit logan.qld.gov.au/accessibility-logan-1
City Lifestyle Committee Deputy Chairperson Councillor Mindy Russell said the plan included the Accessibility Centre upgrade.
“Council consulted the centre’s users about what would improve their learning experience,” Cr Russell said.
“The needs of the disability support workers who visit the centre were also considered.
“The City of Logan is proud to celebrate its diversity,” she said.
“It’s important that everybody has the opportunity to participate and enjoy the wonderful literary works Logan Libraries offer.”
The free centre is open during library hours.
Features include new seating and tables, acoustic panels and adjustable lighting.
Multi-user computer software is now available at the centre.
An art wall showcases works created by people with disability. Expressions of interest to exhibit are welcome.
Financial support for the project came from the State Library of Queensland