When Jacksonville Public Library employees Chris Eaton and Luis Terron discovered that navigating restrooms can be disorienting and unpleasant for the blind and visually impaired, they set out to find a solution.
The result was a unique 3-D model of the restroom that can be touched before entering to locate all the necessities in a sanitary and pleasant manner. The innovation drew the attention of reporter Michelle Corum, WJCT 89.9 FM. Hear the story that aired about two of our own as they showcased their 3-D model at the Main Library on Thursday, Jan. 28, during the 2016 Florida Regional Braille Challenge, an academic contest for blind and visually challenged students.
Congratulations to Chris, Talking Books/Special Needs librarian, and Luis, e-library specialist, for your creativity and caring!
(Photo credit: Michelle Corum, WJCT)