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Center unveils improved library and Braille production facility.

In March 2007, Helen Keller Services for the Blind (HKSB) celebrated the completion of several capital improvements to its braille and large-print library and production facility in Hempstead, New York, by holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony and unveiling a plaque. Renamed in honor of its benefactor and former client, Long Island resident Louis Anzalone, the Louis Anzalone Braille Center has been modernized into a state-of-the art center for the production of braille and large-print textbooks for elementary and high school students, with a redesigned entranceway, enhanced lobby, and upgraded production equipment and software. The braille center is one of the primary production and distribution centers for braille and large-print textbooks for students who are blind or visually impaired in the New York area. Born in Glen Cove, New York, Mr. Anzalone developed ocular albinism and has been legally blind since he was a youth. He was raised on Long Island, and received services from the Low Vision Clinic at HKSB. At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Mr. Anzalone said:
 I wanted to return something to Helen
 Keller Services for the Blind, especially
 to young people who are blind or visually
 impaired. I feel it is so important for
 these children to further their education.


For more information, contact: Helen Keller Services for the Blind, Helen Keller National Center, 141 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY 11050; phone: 516-944-8900; e-mail: <HKNCinfo@hknc.org>; web site: <www. helenkeller.org>.
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Title Annotation:Agency News
Publication:Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U2NY
Date:Apr 1, 2007
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