Washington State: “Library’s Game Lab Means Fun and More For Visually and Physically Impaired”
From The Seattle Times:
Jenga is a pretty fun game no matter how you stack it, but there’s surely an extra measure of excitement when you’re gambling with a tower taller than you.
That’s what a group of teens discovered at the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library on Saturday at a gaming lab for people with visual and physical impairments.
Amid cheering and some trash talk, Jayden Yamada, 14, of Bellevue, and his father played the first round with Shannon Curry, who is the Seattle library’s reader adviser, and Marian May, the youth-services librarian.
Mays won a grant from Best Buy and the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Services Association, to create the lab as an educational and social tool that’s actually fun.
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