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As baby boomers age rates of vision loss are soaring. A 99 year old Winnetka organization wants to help.


General Information Sheet - Maryland Library for the Blind

In 1968, the State of Maryland established the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in downtown Baltimore. As a network library of the National Library Service, LBPH patrons can access reading materials, an assistive technology lab, magnification and stability tools, and over 20 staff members dedicated to the library’s community. LBPH is a division of the Maryland State Library. 

Parent Flyer - Maryland Library for the Blind

Parents hate seeing their child struggle to read. Many times, they turn to the schools for help. Reading teachers, expensive tutors, and long days become the norm. Still, students and parents become frustrated – sometimes destroying the love of reading for pleasure in the process. The Maryland LBPH has tools to help students regain their love of reading, all free of charge. 

Teacher/Media Specialist - Maryland Library for the Blind

Every teacher knows students that have reading impairments – dyslexia, low vision, or dysgraphia – not only struggle in class but struggle socially. Reading becomes a gateway for not only earning a passing grade but also becoming a leader in schools. LBPH provides the tools and materials to help students keep up with classroom reading assignments.


Dr. Robert Massof, Founder of the Low Vision Rehabilitation Network (LOVRNET), Paul Hawkins, the Executive Director of LOVRNET and Catherine Smoot, MD are interviewed by Dr. Mary DeBartolo, professor of nursing at the University of Salisbury.