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02 August 2012

Library Corner for PWD's, SPED Students Opened

The Quezon City Public Library (QCPL) has provided a spacious corner for persons with disability (PWDs) and special education (SPED) students to give them equal opportunity to benefit from the services that able citizens enjoy at the library.

The QCPL has made available at the PWD-SPED corner an array of reading and reference materials that will encourage the physically and mentally challenged students to visit the library and avail themselves of the needed services for their studies.

Quezon City Public Library

According to Ms. Emilita Villanueva, QCPL chief, the PWDs and SPED students have the right to enjoy the same privilege that able individuals receive from the city government regardless of whatever disabilities that are a challenge to their capabilities as persons.

Villanueva is positive that the QCPL's space for PWDs will help the hard-to-move citizens to strive more for their dreams and be more productive and active players in the city-building efforts of the QC government.

The QCPL offers computer tutorial lessons for students with hearing impairment to provide them with knowledge on how to easily connect with the outside world through internet. The library personnel also conduct storytelling sessions for PWDs and SPED students to make learning more fun.

Recently, QCPL tied up with the National Council on Disability Affairs by signing in a memorandum of agreement that seeks to enhance the QCPL's capability to provide more services to the PWDs.

This article appeared in the Quezon City Web Mail.


DNB-F said...

this is great! i hope all public libraries will do the same.

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